Innovations in Oral Health and Primary Care Integration

A Report Highlighting the Mechanisms and Scope of Integration Efforts

This report presents innovative ways to integrate oral health and primary care, which will give more people access to dental care and further health equity in the U.S. healthcare system.

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Video recording of online event from March 31, 2021

Slides used during Lisa Simon's presentation of the report

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Innovations in Oral Health and Primary Care Integration calls for two vital areas of the healthcare system to collaborate more. Primary care, as the main point of entry and access to support for patients in the healthcare system, represents a remarkable opportunity to better meet patients’ oral health needs across the socio-economic spectrum. In addition, integration of oral health and primary care is increasingly acknowledged as a key strategy to achieve health justice. Using the framework of the seven Principles of Primary Care, this report highlights the many diverse mechanisms and the varying scope of integration efforts across the U.S.

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News Release

PCC’s New Report Highlights Deepening National Crisis in Access to Oral Health Care, Presents Solutions to Transform Broken System through Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care - March 31, 2020


Who was behind the production of this report?

The report was produced with the generous financial support of CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

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