Tuesday National Organization Roundtable Topics (By Invitation Only)
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) supports professionals working in states and communities with the goal of improving oral health services for pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and their families (the maternal and child health (MCH) population). The presentation will share information about recent activities of the Center for Oral Health Systems Integration and Improvement (COHSII) project, which is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). COHSII is a consortium of partners, led by OHRC working in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the Dental Quality Alliance, working with key stakeholders to improve existing systems of care in support of a quality improvement, patient-centered approach that addresses the comprehensive oral health needs of the MCH population. The presentation will highlight (1) states’ efforts to address the Title V oral health performance measure, (2) MCHB-funded perinatal and infant oral health projects, (3) the development and implementation of a core set of MCH oral health quality indicators, and (4) oral health educational resources focusing on school-based dental sealants programs and guidance for prescribing opioids for women of reproductive age.