Oral Health Quality Indicators for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Population

Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement
Oral Health Quality Indicators

Oral Health Quality Indicators

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The MCH oral health quality indicators are designed for use by state oral health programs. The indicators constitute a standardized and aligned quality measurement system designed to promote state efforts to monitor and improve the quality of oral health care for the MCH population. Incorporating indicators into state oral health quality measurement and surveillance plans for reporting over time will help states

To Get Started

The Consortium for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) has developed resources and provides technical assistance to support state implementation of the indicators.

Access components developed during the project period using the left navigation. Learn about the process of defining the set of indicators and pilot implementation in five states. Review the indicators, data sources, and technical specifications.

Contact us with inquiries and to begin with a readiness assessment to explore capacity to implement the indicators.

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COHSII is a consortium funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. COHSII is led by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Dental Quality Alliance. COHSII works with key stakeholders to improve systems of care in support of a quality-improvement, patient-centered approach to address the oral health needs of the MCH population.


This resource was supported by the Health and Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an annual award totaling $1,321,950 with no funding from nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, or endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government. For more information, please visit www.HRSA.gov.

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