National Oral Health Innovation & Integration Network (NOHIIN)
Along with the DentaQuest Foundation, the Oregon Primary Care Association is working to build a national network of oral health safety net providers and oral health champions.
“NOHIIN serves as a learning collaborative of more than 30 PCAs across the country. This network convenes virtually and in-person throughout the year to highlight challenges and promote best practices for integrating oral health into primary care at the community level. Members receive technical assistance and resources around financing and reimbursement methodologies, internal collaboration, co-location of services, executive leadership engagement, and more.” –DentaQuest Foundation
NOHIIN Partner Organizations
- National Association of Community Health Centers
- National Network for Oral Health Access
- DentaQuest Institute Safety Net Solutions
- Arizona Association of Community Health Centers
- Georgia Association for Primary Health Care
- Illinois Primary Health Care Association
- Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved
- Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
- Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
- Michigan Primary Care Association
- Mississippi Primary Care Association
- Bi-State Primary Care Association, Inc.(New Hampshire and Vermont)
- Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
- Oregon Primary Care Association
- Alaska Primary Care Association
- California Primary Care Association
- Iowa Primary Care Association
- North Carolina Community Health Center Association
- Tennessee Primary Care Association
- Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
- Florida Association of Communith Health Centers
- Indiana Primary Health Care Association
- Kentucky Primary Care Association
- Louisiana Primary Care Association Inc.
- Maine Primary Care Association
- Missouri Primary Care Association
- Montana Primary Care Association
- New Jersey Primary Care Association
- Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas (North Dakota and South Dakota)
- Oklahoma Primary Care Association
- Rhode Island Health Center Association
- Colorado Community Health Network
- Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers (Delaware and Maryland)
- Idaho Primary Care Association
- Health Center Association of Nebraska
- South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
- Virginia Community Healthcare Association
- District of Columbia Primary Care Association (Washington, DC)
- Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Oral Health Resources
- Strategic Plan for Oral Health in Oregon: 2014-2020
- The Oregon Oral Health Surveillance System Report: An overview of health outcomes, behaviors and capacity related to oral health.
The data in the oral health surveillance system report are derived from multiple sources, including:
- Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS): Annual survey of women three months after a live birth, including questions about dental visits and problems.
- SMILE Survey: Survey with clinical examination of first, second and third grade children. It focuses on caries experience, untreated tooth decay, sealants, and early childhood caries.
- National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH): Phone survey of families examining the health (including oral health) of children 0-17 years of age.
- Oregon Healthy Teens Survey: Survey of 8th and 11th grade students; includes oral health questions.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS): Survey of adults aged 18 and older; includes oral health questions.
- Oregon Division of Medical Assistance Programs (DMAP): State Medicaid program; provides data on dental visits.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Provides Medicaid eligibility data for 2005-07.
- Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Includes an annual report tracking fluoridation status.
- Oregon Board of Dentistry (OBD): Collects information about the dental workforce, including the Oregon Health Profession Profiles (OHPP).
- Oregon Health Professions: Occupational and County Profiles report.
- Oregon State Cancer Registry (OSCaR): Tracks oral and pharyngeal cancers, among other cancers.
- Oregon Vital Statistics from Center for Health Statistics: Records oral and craniofacial anomalies.
- School-Based Oral Health Programs
- School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)
- SBHA Oral Health Page
- DentaQuest Foundation
- Oregon Health Authority
- Oregon Health & Science University
- Oregon Oral Health Coalition
- Pacific University
- Safety Net Solutions
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Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net
Previous Initiative: Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net (SOHSN)
OPCA partnered with the DentaQuest Foundation on a three-year initiative, Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net. We worked with dental directors at many health centers across Oregon to keep Oregonians free of serious, costly oral health issues.
A strong oral health safety net is vital if Oregon is to meet current and future demand for preventive services, education and treatment for underinsured and underserved children and adults. With the implementation of health care reform, thousands of Oregonians are gaining dental benefits, many for the first time. Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net (SOHSN) is designed to help the safety net handle the influx of new patients smoothly and successfully.
Through SOHSN, community health centers develop oral health leadership and adopt programs that encourage oral health and interprofessional activities across dental and medical programs. Also under the initiative, OPCA educates policymakers about safety net oral health needs and provides participating CHCs with individualized technical assistance from the DentaQuest Institute's Safety Net Solutions program.
Participating Oregon health centers include:
- Clackamas County Community Health Division
- Coastal Family Health Center
- La Clinica
- Lincoln Community Health Center
- Multnomah County Health Department
- Native American Rehabilitation Association
- Northwest Human Services
- Umpqua Community Health Center
- White Bird Clinic