Seminar - 90 Minutes
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) funded the multi-year Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) grant program to improve oral health services for pregnant women and infants at high risk for oral disease. Largely based on capacity and setting, grantees followed unique approaches to integrate oral health care into existing service models. Activities included workforce development, community outreach, practice modification, and stakeholder engagement. MCHB funded the Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) to provide technical assistance to grantees. To better understand the relationship between program activities and the successes and challenges faced by grantees, MCHB engaged Altarum to conduct a comprehensive program evaluation of the 16 grantees. In a panel moderated by COHSII, presenters from MCHB, Altarum, and the Wisconsin PIOHQI grantee will discuss successes of the projects and challenges they faced, strategies for effective support, and preliminary findings of the program evaluation.