Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement
The Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) consortium promotes oral health knowledge and skills. COHSII 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. The consortium 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 a cooperative agreement (U44MC30806) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Over the 4-year project period ending in 2021, COHSII will address three functions (1) providing training and technical assistance 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 will also work with six state Title V MCH agencies that are addressing the Title V national performance measure (NPM) on oral health, NPM 13, and implementing strategies to improve access to oral health in primary care settings.
OHRC’s application had the support of over 60 public health and professional organizations. Working in partnership, COHSII will be an oral health center of excellence in resource development, technical assistance, and training for the public health community.