Oral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Environment

Case Studies from Community Health Centers

This article advances the case for bringing oral health into the realm of the PCMH by featuring four community health centers where changes have been made that address the opportunity for prevention and the interplay between oral diseases and other systemic conditions so as to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. The underlying report on which this article is based was commissioned by the Funders Oral Health Policy Group, with additional funding from the REACH Healthcare Foundation. This group of national, state, and local funders is aware that the current health system fails to reach the population where dental diseases are most prevalent. 

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