Oral Health

Oral Health Initiatives

National Oral Health Innovation and Integration Network (NOHIIN) -NOHIIN serves as a learning collaborative of more than 30 PCAs across the country that highlight challenges and promote best practices for integrating oral health into primary health. NOHIIN is the second phase from the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net (SOHSN) partnership. Arizona was part of the first cohort along with 5 other states to work on integrating oral health into person-centered care.

Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net (SOHSN) -AACHC partnered with the DentaQuest Foundation on a three year initiative to partner with community health centers across Arizona in providing primary and preventive services to improve the oral health and overall health of all Arizonans.

AACHC Dental Peer Networking Committee -The AACHC Dental Peer Networking Committee is compromised of dental directors, program managers/administrators and other oral health professionals involved in the dental operations of the community health centers.

Arizona Oral Health Coalition (AZOHC) -AACHC administers the state coalition. Its mission is to promote oral health in Arizona through leadership, policy development, and advocacy.

Project PITCH (previous initiative) -AACHC was awarded a Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation grant to focus on increasing knowledge amount community health center medical and dental providers and ancillary staff on the importance of oral health care during pregnancy, the importance of providing anticipatory guidance, and preventive pediatric oral health care. AACHC created a toolkit titled Project PITCH which were distributed to interested health centers.

 

Resources

For Medical Providers

For Dental Providers

For Families

AACHC Dental Peer Networking Committee

Oral Health Resources 

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