National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
For the past 3 years, the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, with assistance from the National Network for Oral Health Access, supported the Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care (PIOHCPC) project.
The purpose of the project was to improve access to oral health care by integrating the interprofessional oral health core clinical competencies into primary care.
The PIOHCPC project teams consisted of a state oral health program, addressing the Title V national performance measure (NPM) on oral health, NPM 13, and a local primary care setting. Teams from Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Rhode Island participated in the project.
The publication, The Partnership for Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Care Project 2019-2021:Final Report, provides information about the implementation of the PIOHCPC project, details project findings and strategies to integrate oral health care into primary care and highlights technical activities provided to and feedback received from project teams. The project was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.