The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) at Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy, is to respond to the needs of professionals working in states and communities, with the goal of improving oral health services for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and their families (the maternal and child health (MCH) population). OHRC serves the MCH population by supporting health professionals, program administrators, educators, and others working in or with MCH programs. OHRC was founded 1996.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Telephone: (202) 784-9771
3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Projects and Funding
Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII)
The COHSII consortium works with key stakeholders to improve systems of care in support of a quality improvement, patient-centered approach to addresses the oral health needs of the MCH population. COHSII is led by OHRC working in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the Dental Quality Alliance. COHSII is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an annual award totaling $1,000,000 with no funding from nongovernmental sources.
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW)
The NCECHW consortium provides education, technical assistance, and training to the Head Start and child care community. OHRC is the lead on oral health activities and is working in collaboration with ASTDD. NCECHW oral health activities also include supporting the dental hygienist liaison project, which serves as a communication link between NCECHW and Head Start and child care agencies. NCECHW is supported by the Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, and MCHB, HRSA, under cooperative agreement #90HC0013. The amount of funding for oral health activities is $2,119,204 over 5 years.
Other recent projects include
- Healthy Futures: Engaging Oral Health Professionals in Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity
- Maryland Mighty Tooth School Based Dental Sealant Training Program
- Maryland's Mouths Matter: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health Screening Program for Kids—Training for EPSDT Medical Providers in Maryland
OHRC has received numerous awards in recognition for high-quality services.
OHRC has designed a badge that can be placed on your website as a gateway to our website. Get the code to embed this badge on your website.
Copyright and Permissions
OHRC offers information on copyright and permissions on our Disclaimers, Copyright, and Permissions page. OHRC publications, such as fact sheets, resource bulletins, and resource guides, may be photocopied; adapting or reproducing OHRC-produced materials requires permission. To request permission you must submit a written request (click here for a sample letter in Word or PDF) on your organization's letterhead. Permission to use photographs cannot be granted.
Read answers to common questions including those related to copyright, how to use our website and other services, and obtaining publications.
National Network for Oral Health Access Annual Conference
October 25–28, 2020