In 2017, the Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) was tasked by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to convene a Quality Indicator Advisory Team (QIAT) to guide the identification of existing quality indicators to monitor services delivered in public health programs and systems of care to improve access to and quality of oral health care for the MCH population.
This overview describes the process of defining the set of indicators, pilot reporting, and available resources.
The MCH oral health quality indicators span the quality domains of access, utilization, process, and outcomes. The indicators are grouped by two MCH sub-populations: women of child-bearing age and pregnant women and children.
With resources and technical assistance from COHSII, state oral health programs can conduct a readiness assessment and report on the indicators.
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