September National Briefing

Oral Health in Primary Care: A Framework for Action

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Overview

Primary care teams, providing comprehensive care within a patient-centered medical home, have the clinical competencies, infrastructure, and relationships necessary to improve oral health and reduce oral health disparities. Yet few primary care practices include oral health as a component of routine medical care. The new Oral Health Delivery Framework delineates the oral health activities for which a primary care team could take accountability. Developed with input from a Technical Expert Panel, and published in June 2015, the Framework is being tested in more than a dozen diverse primary care practices nationwide. The speakers will share experiences and early data from these sites’ integration efforts; and discuss lessons learned, challenges, and solutions.

Speakers

Kathryn Phillips, MPH, Program Director, Practice Transformation, Qualis Health

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH, Medical Director Informatics, Qualis Health

(Moderator) Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, PCPCC

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