As a part of More LA Smiles, the Oral Health Improvement Collaborative (OHIC) provides instruction and project support to medical and dental providers who want to use quality improvement methods to improve oral health and access to dental care for their pediatric patients. OHIC is a no cost, hands-on learning collaborative based on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Breakthrough Series. It brings together clinical leaders in primary care, and their care teams, to:
To achieve these goals, OHIC will use a mix of in-person learning sessions, virtual meetings, and individualized team coaching over the course of 10 months.
Activities will focus on infrastructure (team-based care, workflow redesign, Motivational Interviewing) and clinical concerns (oral health screenings, risk assessment, application of fluoride varnish).
Goal: Provide support and technical assistance to safety net medical and dental providers to make measurable improvement in oral health for patients ages 0 – 6
Who: FQHCs and safety net clinics in Phase 1
Starts: September 2018
Focus: Dental-medical integration, prevention, primary care, care coordination
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