Oral Health Integration

CCHN supports oral health efforts at Colorado Community Health Centers (CHCs). CHCs’ current areas of focus include:

  • Enhancing data-driven quality improvement in dental programs
  • Incorporating oral health providers into primary care teams
  • Ensuring that children, pregnant women, and patients with diabetes received needed oral health services
  • Strengthening referral systems between dental and medical providers

With funding from the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CCHN provides coaching and technical assistance to CHCs to facilitate integration of oral health into the care delivery system, increase preventive oral health interventions, increase cultural competency of staff and providers, and encourage shared learning among CHCs.

National Oral Health Innovation and Integration Network
CCHN participates in the National Oral Health Innovation and Integration Network (NOHIIN), a learning collaborative of primary care associations (PCAs) seeking to be champions of oral health as an essential component of good overall health. More than 30 PCAs participate in this DentaQuest Foundation-funded collaborative.

Please contact Holly Kingsbury, holly@cchn.org, for additional information.