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Oral Health and Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Publication.

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

Language(s): English

Developed by: NNOHA (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Older adults may experience chronic diseases that have impacts to oral health including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cognitive disorders. This publication highlights promising practices from health centers that have implemented programs to support oral health integration to improve chronic disease outcomes. This document was created in partnership with the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Oral Health (Dental Care).

Keywords: Access to Care, Appointments, Care Coordination, Chronic Diseases and Care, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Integrated Care, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly), Team-Based Care.

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 $6,625,000 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.