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Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement

OHRC, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) and the Dental Quality Alliance. (DQA), has been awarded a cooperative agreement for the new Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII), a 3-year project beginning July 1, 2021, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement

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The Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) serves as a center of excellence in oral health technical assistance and training and resource development for the public health community. The purpose of the project is to expand access to integrated preventive oral health care for the maternal and child health (MCH) population, particularly in safety net sites. The project will continue and expand activities of COHSII 2017–2021, providing services to state Title V (MCH) programs, state oral health programs, community-based programs, and professionals working in or with state Title V (MCH) programs. Three goals address identifying gaps and barriers, improving systems of care, and translating evidence to practice.

Over the previous 4-year project period (2017–2021), COHSII addressed three goals (1) providing technical assistance and training to states and MCHB-funded oral health projects, (2) establishing a set of MCH oral health quality indicators, and (3) developing and disseminating resources.

OHRC also worked with five state Title V MCH agencies and primary care settings to implement strategies to improve the integration of oral health care into primary care.

COHSII is supported by a cooperative agreement from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.