Impact

Primary Approaches

Primary Approaches

Oral Health in Health Policy

Oral health and the impact of oral health on overall health is considered during development of all national health policies.

Oral health and the impact of oral health on overall health is considered during development of all national health policies.

Amount of $ Granted

$884075 made in grants
$0
500K
1M

Grants

  • Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

    This investment supports ASTDD to develop a standardized protocol and guidelines for the collection of Emergency Department data for possible inclusion in national data sets such as the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS). Specifically, ASTDD will conduct a literature review and create a report that analyzes and summarizes the similarities and differences about how hospital ED data are collected, analyzed, and used. Despite the fact that states continuously collect ED data for non-traumatic dental problems (NTDP), there is currently no standardized prototcol for the collection or analysis of this data, and thus, policymakers do not have adequate data to make informed decisions. Development of a standardized protocol for ED data collection and analysis will iluminate a more complete picture of ED use for non-traumatic dental problems and will result in more efficient utilization of scarce resources for individuals who do not have an established dental home. $132,946 will be used to support personnel time, travel, communication and meeting expenses, and consultants and contract employees’ time to author and contribute to the Best Practice Approach Report and subsequent evaluation. This proposal aligns with Oral Health 2020 Goal 3: Comprehensive national oral health measurement system and the target that by 2020 there is a national and state-based oral health measurement system in place.

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    Amount: $132,946
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
    Oral Health Measurement
  • Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association

    Support to the Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association (MSDA) to coordinate the development of a socio-economic return on investment analysis that informs the knowledge base necessary for policy makers and other oral health stakeholders to maintain and promote Medicaid oral health benefit programs across the country. Specifically, MSDA will contract with and provide oversight to Brandeis University, Heller School of Social Policy and Management to study the socio-economic impact of poor oral health and/or lack of dental insurance and develop a conceptual model that will consider the implications of providing an adult dental benefit for Medicaid beneficiaries. Additionally, MSDA will update and make the National Profile of State Medical and CHIP Oral Health Programs available online as a public resource. Both deliverables will assist policy makers in evaluating the real economic cost of oral diseases and provide them with the evidence needed to understand the real impact of oral health endemic and find the appropriate channels to address it. This information will support the Oral Health 2020 Goal 1 of mandatory inclusion of an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance and the specific target that at least 30 states have a comprehensive Medicaid adult dental benefit. $399,049 will support personnel, consultants, data purchase, and data analysis needed to implement the project.

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    Amount: $399,049
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Oral Health Colorado

    This investment supports Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) to expand and strengthen the oral health network in Colorado and develop a multi-stakeholder advocacy effort to build public will and advocacy for oral health priroties. Specifically, OHCO will engage in targeted activities to recruit and mobilize broad support to establish oral health as a community priority and oversee a process in which the Smart Mouths Smart Kids (SMSK) toolkit is finalized and transferred to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide schools with the resources and strategies necessary for successfully implementing a school oral health program. Expanding this network in Colorado will impact oral health across many strategic levels, including expanding public policy to improve oral health, increasing community engagement around the importance of oral health and its link to overall health and wellness, and building the capacity of network members to respond to urgent, emerging issues surrounding oral health throughout the state. Supporting the development and sustainability of the SMSK toolkit will equip schools in Colorado to fully integrate oral health into their systems and support OHCO’s efforts in building public will for school oral health programs by engaging school planning team and network members in the process. $202,425 will be used to support personnel time to develop and implement strategies designed to enhance the network structure and effectiveness; meeting expenses to support convenings that foster in-person learning and collaborations; consultants to support the implementation of the work; and travel expenses for personnel and consultants. This proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target that 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $202,425
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    Colorado
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • National Conference of State Legislatures

    National: This investment supports the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to develop a set of resources, tools, and a convening designed to raise awareness among state legislators of evidence-based practices in improving lifelong oral health and eradicating childhood dental disease. Specifically, NCSL will track legislation and develop web-based resources about effective practices to improve access to oral health services for children and adults; produce a series of publications that raise awareness about oral health issues; and provide networking opportunities for policymakers to learn and share successes around oral health. As an organization, NCSL represents all 7,383 state legislators and nearly 3,000 legislative staff. Leveraging its networks, NCSL will be able to transfer information about the importance of oral health, provide examples of effective policies and programs that improve the oral health of gap populations, and bring together important stakeholders with the authority to create progress in this field. $147,508 will be used to support personnel time needed to support the implementation of this work, meeting expenses associated with convening stakeholders, communications and marketing costs to develop and disperse materials to legislators and staff, and administrative costs that support the execution of the proposed work. This proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goal of mandatory inclusion of an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance and the target that by 2020 at least 30 states have a comprehensive Medicaid adult dental benefit, and no states that currently have a Medicaid adult dental benefit roll back or eliminate that coverage. Grant funds will be paid in two installments, 50% ($73,754) on receipt of the signed Terms & Conditions and 50% ($73,754) after receipt and approval of the 6-month interim report.

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    Amount: $147,508
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Medicaid
  • Florida Institute for Health Innovation

    Florida: This investments supports the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) to expand and strengthen the existing statewide oral health network through the coalescence of the Florida Oral Health Alliance (Florida Alliance), an oral health collaborative comprised of a group of broad-based multi-sector stakeholders. Specifically, FIHI will broaden the state network of oral health agents, create an infrastructure that operates according to the principles of collective impact, and provide the alliance with backbone support. Through the Florida Alliance, FIHI will align stakeholder interests, including those most affected by disparities, to achieve results of improved access to and provision of dental care for Medicaid-eligible children. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity. The work will focus on financing mechanisms and engagement of families, communities, and care providers. $174,996 will support the personnel and stakeholder convening capacity needed to implement the project.

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    Amount: $174,996
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Center for Health Care Strategies

    National: This investment supports the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to continue providing technical assistance (TA) to the seven states – Arizona, California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Texas, Virginia, and Washington – participating in the Medical Oral Health Learning Collaborative (OHLC) as they work toward the two children’s oral health goals of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Oral Health Initiative (OHI). In the proposed third year of the OHLC, CHCS will focus on preparing the participating states for the continuation/sustainability of their oral health programs, as well as on documenting and sharing the OHLC lessons and best practices with Medicaid dental stakeholders nationally. This work would leverage the findings and lessons of these states’ efforts for the benefit of oral health improvement in Medicaid delivery systems across the country. The project aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity. $88,769 will support the personnel and TA capacity necessary to implement this project.

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    Amount: $88,769
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    New Jersey: Support to the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) to design and implement a statewide preventive Pediatric and Adult Oral Health Wellness Action Plan. Using a collective impact model, NJAAP (though the New Jersey Dental Association Oral Health Coalition’s platform) will strengthen current partnerships and form new ones to work together in the development of an oral health wellness campaign aimed at educating families about the importance of preventive oral health. The project will focus on supporting state-based champions and leaders, developing effective care models and financing mechanisms, as well as engaging the advocacy community, care providers, and families. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goals of mandatory inclusion of adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance (Goal 1) and eradication of dental disease in children (Goal 4.) $150,000 will support the personnel, organizational, and convening capacity necessary to expand outreach to public and private stakeholders at the state, county, and community levels to develop the action plan.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Michigan Oral Health Coalition

    Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas: This investment supports the Michigan Oral Health Coalition to partner with Oral Health Kansas and the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition to develop a Midwest collaborative to formally connect local stakeholders to the state and national stakeholders in the oral health movement. Each state will engage in local coalition building, providing technical assistance and guidance to participating communities as they develop strategic oral health plans that align with each community’s identified Oral Health 2020 targets and goals. This regional network will connect local coalitions to state and national networks, develop a common vision of systems change necessary for an oral health movement, and provide participating communities with access to resources, knowledge, and oral health data necessary to enact large-scale change. $560,078 will support personnel time, including state community development specialists and a Midwest Manager to provide technical assistance and resources to local coalitions; consultant services focused on applying facilitative leadership skills; local community grants to support participation in the work; and travel and administrative costs necessary for the successful implementation of this proposal. This proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target that 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity. Grant funds will be paid in two installments, 50% ($280,039) on receipt of the signed Terms & Conditions and 50% ($280,039) contingent upon successful fulfillment of grant objectives as detailed in the approved work plan after receipt and review of the 6-month interim report.

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    Amount: $560,078
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Michigan
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

    National: This investment supports National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) to develop and administer a survey designed to improve knowledge and understanding of existing services and supports for seniors and people with disabilities, particularly in managed care environments; and increase integration and coordination of aging and disability policy with Medicaid oral health policy. Specifically, NASUAD will design a comprehensive survey on Medicaid oral health services for older adults and individuals with disabilities; incorporate questions into a survey of seniors and people with disabilities about individuals’ access to and utilization of oral health care services; convene meetings of leaders in the aging and disability as well as the Medicaid dental fields to foster collaboration between the two groups; develop a report and disseminate the findings in multiple venues; and create an online training that includes best practices regarding oral health for seniors and people with disabilities. Due to the lack of coverage for dental benefits and complex eligibility requirements between publicly funded health care programs, Medicaid represents the primary source of dental coverage for many seniors and people with disabilities. This proposed work will create a baseline of dental benefit coverage that can be compared across states and used by policymakers and advocates to develop strategies to increase coverage for and utilization of oral health services in publicly funded health plans for aging and disabled adults. $295,479 will be used to support personnel time to implement and administer the survey, engage and convene stakeholders, and develop reports; consultant services to design the written report; travel and meeting expenses; and administrative costs associated with the implementation of this work. This proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 1 of mandating the inclusion of an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance and the target that at least 30 states have a comprehensive Medicaid adult dental benefit, and no states that currently have a Medicaid adult dental benefit roll back or eliminate that coverage. Grant funds will be paid in two installments, 50% ($147,740) on receipt of the signed Terms & Conditions and 50% ( $147,740) after receipt and approval of the 6-month interim report.

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    Amount: $295,479
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Medicaid
  • Oral Health America

    This investment supports the Oral Health America (OHA) to develop resources and relationships within and outside the dental community to create a system change leading to mandatory inclusion of adult dental benefits under Medicare and Medicaid. $299,450 will support the staffing, convening capacity, development of online community, publication of Medicare-related data, and media outreach.

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    Amount: $299,450
    Period:
    10/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Medicare
  • Tides Center/The Children's Partnership

    This investment supports The Tides Center/The Children’s Partnership (TCP) to develop a statewide advocacy strategy that raises awareness around the access needs of young children and solutions that can be implemented to address these gaps. $219,870 will be used to support personnel time and expenses related to the project’s implementation.

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    Amount: $219,870
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Center for Health Care Strategies

    This investment supports the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) to conduct a national study of access to dental care among adult Medicaid beneficiaries and to provide technical assistance (TA) to the national grantee network of the DentaQuest Foundation to support their efforts around the Medicaid target. $456,711 will support the personnel and TA capacity necessary to explore, produce, and subsequently disseminate Medicaid knowledge products.

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    Amount: $305,254
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 02/29/2016
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Medicaid
  • Center for Health Policy Development d/b/a National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

    This investment supports the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) to assess, analyze, monitor, and disseminate information about states' activities and strategies to promote adult dental coverage in Medicaid benefits and in plans offered through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces. $248,502 will support the staffing and convening capacity necessary to develop and spread an issue report and presentation materials.

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    Amount: $248,502
    Period:
    08/01/2014 to 07/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Medicaid
  • Continued support to Kentucky Youth Advocates to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: engagement of interprofessional providers in the support of oral health prevention by leveraging the Smiles for Life educational curriculum to increase knowledge and buy-in on the importance of oral health across the state; conducting a statewide parental education and engagement program to support the parental role in children’s oral health; and systemic modifications to oral health screening policies in Kentucky public schools. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to advise the development of the education and engagement strategy identified above.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Health Resources in Action

    Continued funding to support Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to develop community engagement and support to implement community water fluoridation (CWF) in two New England towns, Hartford, VT and Brockton, MA. Activities during implementation will include: significantly increase community awareness about the benefits of CWF and greater support for CWF implementation; stop attempts at ballot referenda around CWF; develop a toolkit to be used by other communities or coalitions interested in launching tier own grassroots CWF campaign; and elevate campaign impact and effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative data collection methods with a primary focus on the community’s support for and attitudes toward CWF. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, mini-grants to states, communications and marketing costs, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to facilitate a collaborative engagement process that will build effective networks for mobilization around the implementation of CWF in New England.

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    Amount: $448,579
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Kentucky Youth Advocates
    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Health Resources in Action

    Continued support to Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based social marketing campaign that will build community awareness, readiness, and political will in support of CWF. This process will begin with two states, Massachusetts and Vermont, in which CWF policy campaigns will be launched via community organizing, and a comprehensive literature review will be conducted to inform the social marketing strategy

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    Amount: $357,306
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation

    Support to the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation for the 2013 Oral Health Summit to take place on June 7th at the Westin Copley in Boston. The 2013 summit will educate oral health leaders in the Commonwealth and neighboring New England states on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other forces changing the landscape of oral health care and will provide information on the Massachusetts progress and highlight the dental implications for the Commonwealth

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    Amount: $60,000
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • University of Hawaii

    Support the University of Hawaii to implement a proposed planning process focusing on two of the six U.S. National Oral Health Alliance priorities: 1) Metrics for improving oral health and 2) Strengthening the dental care delivery system.

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    Amount: $99,971
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Approaches:
    Measuring Oral Health
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Center for Health Care Strategies

    Support to the Center for Health Care Strategies to assess state intentions around incorporating adult dental coverage into benefit packages for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Support of this proposal will inform the decision making process for those who are still debating the pros and cons of including dental benefits for adults and lead to enhanced coverage and access.

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    Amount: $34,905
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Center for Health Care Strategies

    Support to Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) to lead a learning collaborative of five (5) to seven (7) states as they design, implement, and assess the impact of strategies to achieve the oral health access goals identified in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) National Oral Health Initiative. CHCS is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.

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    Amount: $114,898
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Support to Pew Charitable Trusts as an addendum request to support the role of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) as the lead national host organization to coordinate the activities of a national Campaign for Dental Health coalition in support of CWF.

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    Amount: $40,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Virginia Oral Health Coalition

    Continued support to the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VAOHC) to achieve its mission of excellent oral health for all Virginians. With funding from the DentaQuest Foundation, VAOHC has grown from an all-volunteer, part-time group, to a staffed, well-respected nonprofit organization.

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    Amount: $154,965
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Virginia
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • MOM-n-PA

    Support to MOM-n-PA (Mission of Mercy in Pennsylvania) is an inaugural dental mission for the most vulnerable and underserved people in the state of Pennsylvania to be held in Philadelphia. The event will provide immediate and free dental care to at least 2,000 patients over a 2-day period, promote oral health literacy by educating each patient on the importance of good oral health, dispense to each patient oral health care products, and reduce pressure on local hospitals by decreasing the number of people who seek pain relief at emergency rooms

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Oral Health Literacy
  • More Health, Inc.
    Amount: $85,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Georgia Dental Association Foundation for Oral Health Inc.

    Support to the Georgia Dental Association Foundation for Oral Health (the Foundation) for the Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) event on June 14-15, 2013. The GMOM will increase awareness of the burden of dental disease among the underserved in Georgia and serve as a means to engage key public policy makers to illustrate the need to appropriately allocate limited Medicaid dollars where they can be most effective.

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    Georgia
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Oral Health Kansas

    Support to Oral Health America (OHA) to support the Wisdom Tooth Project Web Portal, now known as www.ToothWisdom.org. The goal of this portal is to provide older adults and their caregivers the resources to inform them about the importance of oral health as we age, particularly the importance of prevention; connects older adults to resources needed to access care; as well as create a singular place where dental professionals, medical professionals, allied health professionals and older adult advocates can find resources, connect and build the community needed to make systematic change that is needed to improve the oral health of older adults.

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    Amount: $3,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • Center for Oral Health (The Dental Health Foundation)

    Continued funding to support the Center for Oral Health to design policy education and advocacy tools directed at school board members and administrators to ensure full integration of oral health services and education for elementary school children.

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    Amount: $194,796
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

    Support to the Delaware Division of Public Health to envision Delaware, as the First State, to ensure optimal oral health through systems improvement. Building on past collaborations, the Delaware Oral Health Coalition will be strengthened to expand its sphere of influence to improve the oral health infrastructure and develop a plan to improve oral health literacy across the lifespan.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Delaware
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • National Association of Community Health Centers

    Continued support to More Health to support future activities that expand upon the base of local oral health coalitions built through their work, and to capitalize on the experience gained from the educational media outreach campaigns, with a goal of achieving sustainable policy change. More Health’s coalition serves as a model for other local coalitions in Florida and as a thought leader for the educational outreach activities of the statewide coalition, Oral Health Florida

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    Amount: $280,393
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
  • U.S. National Oral Health Alliance

    Continued funding for the US National Oral Health Alliance (The Alliance) will support the Alliance to further develop as a platform for significant impact on the issues that affect oral health through engagement, in a new way, of diverse partners and stakeholders in a national conversation about oral health. Alliance Leadership Colloquia establish the common ground necessary for improvement to occur. In addition to fostering national alignment, the Alliance serves as a model and national-level resource for the Foundation’s Oral Health 2014 grantees. The Oral Health 2014 State Alliances support state-based impact that in many ways provides the “work” of the Alliance. This Initiative is a key component of the Foundation’s systems strategy, and as the Alliance continues to grow and expand its partnerships and reach at the national level, the opportunities for lasting and systemic change will ensure that the country moves closer to equal access to care for all populations.

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    Amount: $350,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Arizona Dental Foundation

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Oral Health Literacy and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Children Now

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Metrics for Improving Oral Health

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • North Dakota Department of Health

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    North Dakota
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Children's National Medical Center

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $148,925
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Washington
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
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Consistent Oral Health Policy

Oral health policy at all levels of government does not conflict and supports improved oral health.

Oral health policy at all levels of government does not conflict and supports improved oral health.

Amount of $ Granted

$264773 made in grants
$0
500K
1M

Grants

  • Tides Center/The Children's Partnership

    This investment supports The Tides Center/The Children’s Partnership (TCP) to develop a statewide advocacy strategy that raises awareness around the access needs of young children and solutions that can be implemented to address these gaps. $219,870 will be used to support personnel time and expenses related to the project’s implementation.

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    Amount: $219,870
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Kentucky Youth Advocates
    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Health Resources in Action

    Continued support to Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based social marketing campaign that will build community awareness, readiness, and political will in support of CWF. This process will begin with two states, Massachusetts and Vermont, in which CWF policy campaigns will be launched via community organizing, and a comprehensive literature review will be conducted to inform the social marketing strategy

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    Amount: $357,306
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation

    Support to the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation for the 2013 Oral Health Summit to take place on June 7th at the Westin Copley in Boston. The 2013 summit will educate oral health leaders in the Commonwealth and neighboring New England states on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other forces changing the landscape of oral health care and will provide information on the Massachusetts progress and highlight the dental implications for the Commonwealth

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    Amount: $60,000
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • Center for Health Care Strategies

    Support to Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) to lead a learning collaborative of five (5) to seven (7) states as they design, implement, and assess the impact of strategies to achieve the oral health access goals identified in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) National Oral Health Initiative. CHCS is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.

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    Amount: $114,898
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Support to Pew Charitable Trusts as an addendum request to support the role of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) as the lead national host organization to coordinate the activities of a national Campaign for Dental Health coalition in support of CWF.

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    Amount: $40,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Virginia Oral Health Coalition

    Continued support to the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VAOHC) to achieve its mission of excellent oral health for all Virginians. With funding from the DentaQuest Foundation, VAOHC has grown from an all-volunteer, part-time group, to a staffed, well-respected nonprofit organization.

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    Amount: $154,965
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Virginia
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • Oral Health Kansas

    Support to Oral Health America (OHA) to support the Wisdom Tooth Project Web Portal, now known as www.ToothWisdom.org. The goal of this portal is to provide older adults and their caregivers the resources to inform them about the importance of oral health as we age, particularly the importance of prevention; connects older adults to resources needed to access care; as well as create a singular place where dental professionals, medical professionals, allied health professionals and older adult advocates can find resources, connect and build the community needed to make systematic change that is needed to improve the oral health of older adults.

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    Amount: $3,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • U.S. National Oral Health Alliance

    Continued funding for the US National Oral Health Alliance (The Alliance) will support the Alliance to further develop as a platform for significant impact on the issues that affect oral health through engagement, in a new way, of diverse partners and stakeholders in a national conversation about oral health. Alliance Leadership Colloquia establish the common ground necessary for improvement to occur. In addition to fostering national alignment, the Alliance serves as a model and national-level resource for the Foundation’s Oral Health 2014 grantees. The Oral Health 2014 State Alliances support state-based impact that in many ways provides the “work” of the Alliance. This Initiative is a key component of the Foundation’s systems strategy, and as the Alliance continues to grow and expand its partnerships and reach at the national level, the opportunities for lasting and systemic change will ensure that the country moves closer to equal access to care for all populations.

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    Amount: $350,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
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Measuring Oral Health

Resources are adequate to support ongoing monitoring of community oral health status at multiple geographic levels.

Resources are adequate to support ongoing monitoring of community oral health status at multiple geographic levels.

Amount of $ Granted

$433631 made in grants
$0
500K
1M

Grants

  • Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

    This investment supports ASTDD to develop a standardized protocol and guidelines for the collection of Emergency Department data for possible inclusion in national data sets such as the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS). Specifically, ASTDD will conduct a literature review and create a report that analyzes and summarizes the similarities and differences about how hospital ED data are collected, analyzed, and used. Despite the fact that states continuously collect ED data for non-traumatic dental problems (NTDP), there is currently no standardized prototcol for the collection or analysis of this data, and thus, policymakers do not have adequate data to make informed decisions. Development of a standardized protocol for ED data collection and analysis will iluminate a more complete picture of ED use for non-traumatic dental problems and will result in more efficient utilization of scarce resources for individuals who do not have an established dental home. $132,946 will be used to support personnel time, travel, communication and meeting expenses, and consultants and contract employees’ time to author and contribute to the Best Practice Approach Report and subsequent evaluation. This proposal aligns with Oral Health 2020 Goal 3: Comprehensive national oral health measurement system and the target that by 2020 there is a national and state-based oral health measurement system in place.

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    Amount: $132,946
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
    Oral Health Measurement
  • University of Hawaii

    Continued funding support to the University of Hawaii to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: the development of a comprehensive school-based prevention and referral network that will provide access to care and prevention for Hawaii’s underserved children; the implementation of an electronic record system to track school children’s oral health status; the development of an oral health measurement system for school children’s oral health status; and the creation and hopeful adoption of a comprehensive children’s oral health policy for the state’s public school system. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs associated with the execution of the plan, and consultant support for the development of an oral health measurement system for Hawaii school children.

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    Amount: $149,646
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Florida Department of Health- Alachua County Health Department

    Continued funding to The Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) to support Oral Health Alachua, a community-based initiative that will result in improved oral heath among the residents of Alachua County, Florida. This project, a collaboration between the ACHD and the University of Florida College of Dentistry (COD), has been a successful integration of several priorities including: community collaboration, surveillance, and access to care and prevention.

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    Amount: $101,591
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Measuring Oral Health
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • University of Hawaii

    Support the University of Hawaii to implement a proposed planning process focusing on two of the six U.S. National Oral Health Alliance priorities: 1) Metrics for improving oral health and 2) Strengthening the dental care delivery system.

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    Amount: $99,971
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Approaches:
    Measuring Oral Health
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Center for Health Care Strategies

    Support to Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) to lead a learning collaborative of five (5) to seven (7) states as they design, implement, and assess the impact of strategies to achieve the oral health access goals identified in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) National Oral Health Initiative. CHCS is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.

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    Amount: $114,898
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • U.S. National Oral Health Alliance

    Continued funding for the US National Oral Health Alliance (The Alliance) will support the Alliance to further develop as a platform for significant impact on the issues that affect oral health through engagement, in a new way, of diverse partners and stakeholders in a national conversation about oral health. Alliance Leadership Colloquia establish the common ground necessary for improvement to occur. In addition to fostering national alignment, the Alliance serves as a model and national-level resource for the Foundation’s Oral Health 2014 grantees. The Oral Health 2014 State Alliances support state-based impact that in many ways provides the “work” of the Alliance. This Initiative is a key component of the Foundation’s systems strategy, and as the Alliance continues to grow and expand its partnerships and reach at the national level, the opportunities for lasting and systemic change will ensure that the country moves closer to equal access to care for all populations.

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    Amount: $350,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Children Now

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Metrics for Improving Oral Health

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration, Metrics for Improving Oral Health, and Oral Health Literacy

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Children's National Medical Center

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $148,925
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Washington
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Measuring Oral Health
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Policy Supports Workforce

Policies support oral health care collaboration and increased access to care across multiple disciplines and provider types.

Policies support oral health care collaboration and increased access to care across multiple disciplines and provider types.

Amount of $ Granted

$102500 made in grants
$0
500K
1M

Grants

  • New Hampshire Public Health Association

    Continued support to the New Hampshire Public Health Association to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: improving and strengthening reimbursement and financing models for oral health prevention delivered by public health hygienists across the state; developing tools and resources to support the implementation of programming using the public health hygienist to improve access to prevention and care for underserved populations; and the weaving of a connected and informed referral network to ensure access to care and prevention through interprofessional collaboration and community engagement and education. Grant funds will be used to support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to facilitate a collaborative engagement process that will build effective networks for mobilization around oral health improvement for the underserved in New Hampshire.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Policy Supports Workforce
  • West Virginia University Research Corporation

    Funding to the West Virginia University Research Corporation to support the education of a specifically targeted audience (general dentists, particularly in rural areas) to lead to routine implementation of "vital pulp therapy" in carious teeth with pulp exposures. The proposed initiative will utilize the existing WVU School of Dentistry Rural Faculty members. Faculty will be instructed in the correct techniques, procedures, and data recording and collection using virtual classroom venues and teledentistry for continued support.

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    Amount: $50,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Policy Supports Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • New Hampshire Public Health Association

    Support to the New Hampshire Public Health Association to support the New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition (NHOHC) as lead convenor of a broad-spectrum, statewide oral health stakeholder group. dental hygienists (PHDHs) to provide preventive oral health services in community-based underserved areas of New Hampshire. Since New Hampshire has no county or state-based public health infrastructure for the provision of essential public health services, this project would examine existing infrastructure to determine the capacity and feasibility of each for the deployment of PHDHs into underserved populations and geographic areas.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Policy Supports Workforce
  • South Carolina Research Foundation

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Approaches:
    Policy Supports Workforce
    Sufficient Workforce
    Strong Care Infrastructure
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