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Increasing Access To Care Through Contracting for Dental Services
Promising Practice

Resource Topic: Quality Improvement, Promising/Best Practices

Keywords: Access to Care , Contracting.

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language: English

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

Resource Summary: This promising practice describes how a community health center in Wisconsin utilized contracting with local dentists to expand dental services at the health center.

Resource Details: Many health centers may choose to contract for dental services as a means to increase access to dental care in their service area. Access Community Health Centers, a health center in Wisconsin, identified a need for specialty services for their dental patients. This promising practice discusses the process for contracting for this health center and recommendations for other health centers looking to contract for dental services

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