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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 Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII). COHSII is a 3-year project 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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COHSII is a national partnership serving 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, by providing high-quality oral health technical assistance, training, and resources. 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 Maternal and Child Health Bureau-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.