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Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement

Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care

Overview

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) will work with six state Title V maternal and child health (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.

The intervention will provide technical assistance and training to to health professionals working in local primary care settings serving the MCH population on integrating the interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies into practice

Planned activities build on a pilot program funded by HRSA in 2013 and implemented by the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), as described in the report, Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice.

Application

OHRC seeks proposals from state Title V MCH agencies that are addressing the Title V NPM 13 and implementing strategies to improve access to oral health in primary care settings. The project will focus on primary care settings, including community health centers (CHCs) and non-CHC primary care settings. The project will take place from mid-November 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Minimal Eligibility Criteria

  • State Title V MCH agency is addressing NPM 13 in federal program year 2019 and is implementing strategies to improve access to oral health care in primary care settings (as outlined in its Title V state action plan).

  • Develop a project team to include at least one state staff member working on NPM 13 (e.g., dental director, designated staff) and at least two staff members from the selected primary care setting.

  • Identify one local primary care setting that is implementing strategies to integrate oral health care into primary care and interested in integrating the interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies into practice.

Materials

Submission

Complete Section II: Project Application and Section III: Primary Care Setting Readiness Assessment and submit online. Files should be saved with state name at the end (e.g., Application_state-name; ReadinessAssessment_state-name).

Submit completed forms by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Mailed or e-mailed forms will not be accepted.

Questions

Question 1: Is our state eligible to apply for Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care funding if our Title V maternal and child health (MCH) agency has not selected national performance measure (NPM) 13?

Answer: No, only states that selected NPM 13 in their state action plan during federal program year 2019 are eligible to apply for the funding.

Question 2: Does “state NPM 13 staff member” on the project application refer to the Title V MCH staff addressing NPM 13?

Answer: “NPM 13 staff member” refers to a person addressing NPM 13 working in the Title V MCH agency or another agency within the state department of health. For example, some state oral health program staff (state dental director or designee) are located in the MCH agency and others are located in the chronic disease agency.

Question 3: Our state department of health does not allow us to apply for funding less than $50,000. Will the project funding of $10,000 be processed through the state department of health to the selected primary care setting?

Answer: No, the project funding of $10,000 will be processed from Georgetown University to the selected primary care setting.

Contact

If you have further questions or need further information about the project, please contact:
Katy Battani
Project Coordinator

For technical support uploading application materials, contact Sarah Kolo.