Increasing Oral Health Access thorugh Clinic Expansion
Resource Topic: Promising/Best Practices
Year Developed: 2017
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Secondary Audience: Clinicians
National Network for Oral Health Access
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Resource Summary: This promising practice describes key points and lessons learned when a large community health center expanded dental services into a new area.
Resource Details: Salud Family Health Centers is a FQHC in Colorado. Salud identified a need to expand their dental services due to lack of infrastrucutre to meet the current demand for dental care. Salud received a HRSA Oral Health Services Expansion grant which allowed for the expansion of one site's dental program. This promising practice outlines the criteria to consider when expanding dental services in a health center.