Case Studies of 8 Federally Qualified Health Centers: Strategies to Integrate Oral Health with Primary Care

Authors: Margaret Langelier, MSHSA | Jean Moore DrPH, MSN, FAAN | Bridget Baker, MA, ABD | Elizabeth Mertz, PhD

Topics: Oral Health

Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research Center

September 1, 2015

Between February and July 2015 researchers at the Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) completed case studies at 8 FQHCs headquartered or operating satellite clinics in 9 states.

This report explores the barriers and facilitators to integration of oral health services with primary health care delivery in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the United States. It also discusses employment by FQHCs of a variety of novel oral health workforce to enable better access to oral health services in their delivery systems.

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