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Emerging Models and Innovations

In an ever-changing health care landscape, collaboration and the introduction of new strategies and methods of providing services is an area of keen interest. New models and innovative techniques work to reduce access barriers to care and redefine what is possible in the health care field.

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Authors: Leanne Keough | Margaret Langelier | Morgan Clifford | Nubia Goodwin | Tom Melnik

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Integration and Collaboration, Oral Health

March 26, 2020
This compendium summarizes best practices in innovative oral health service delivery programs drawn from over 40 case studies conducted by the OHWRC in recent years. Organizations included were early initiators of service integration, mobile/portable dentistry, and/or teledentistry.
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Authors: Samantha Pollack | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Education and Training, Emerging Models and Innovations

February 20, 2020
This report compares 10 different health care occupations and certified practitioners in providing non-pharmacological pain management treatments to patients with chronic pain.
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May 14, 2019
This webinar outlines the recommendations and places them in the context of recent research on how health care organizations are meeting serious illness care needs and federal policy initiatives.
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March 13, 2019
This webinar provides an overview of the New York DSRIP program and features presentations from two PPSs on urban and rural health workforce strategies, including a registered apprenticeship program for certified nursing assistants and long-term approaches for developing the healthcare pipeline.
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February 12, 2019
This webinar provides an overview of the Massachusetts DSRIP program, with a focus on the program’s healthcare workforce development initiatives.
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March 13, 2018
This webinar provides an introductory overview of the oral health workforce in America and highlight key themes emerging from the OHWRC’s work, including: strategies that facilitate oral health integration with primary care, particularly among safety net providers in clinics as well as community based settings; oral health service innovation, etc.
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November 16, 2017
This webinar focuses on workforce configurations that support value based care. Presenters will describe changing workforce strategies in oral health, behavioral health, and primary care and consider issues such as emerging roles, scope of practice, and unique workforce challenges faced in rural communities.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Jean Moore | Rachel Carter | Lauren Boyd | Carol Rodat

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health

August 1, 2017
This report describes the various structural configurations of portable and mobile oral health service delivery programs and details regulatory variation by state for mobile and portable dentistry programs. Authors discuss populations targeted by these programs and examine outcomes of early and ongoing preventive interventions through portable/portable dentistry.
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July 28, 2016
This webinar discusses key access barriers in oral health and describes findings from research studies conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that highlights innovative oral health service delivery models and workforce strategies aimed at increasing access to oral health services.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman | Leah Masselink | Claire Houterman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

November 30, 2015
This report explores the development of a new evidence-based health workforce innovation research framework and applies the model to compare health workforce innovations at community health centers and other ambulatory care settings.
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