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Increasing Oral Health Access thorugh Clinic Expansion
Promising Practice

Resource Topic: Promising/Best Practices

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Secondary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: National Network for Oral Health Access (See other resources developed by this organization).

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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.