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Improving Oral Health

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and DentaQuest Institute have partnered to pilot the MORE Care (Medical, Oral Expanded Care) program within the state. The goal of this partnership is to find solutions to the oral health disparities that exist within rural communities. Oral health will be introduced into primary care practices and dental referral networks will be built.

PA Oral Health Collective Impact Initiative Video

The Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) has been actively participating in various DentaQuest grants during the last five years.  One of these DentaQuest-funded opportunities is the PA Oral Health Collective Impact Initiative (POHCII).  POHCII participants, in addition to PACHC, include the PA Academy of Pediatrics, the PA Head Start Association and the PA Coalition for Oral Health.  For information on this initiative and its activities, view this short video.