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Oral Health Integration Implementation Guide 
October 2016
This comprehensive guide provides an action plan and tools for use by primary care practices to integrate oral health into their delivery of whole-person care. Oral health problems are common, negatively impact other conditions such as diabetes and pregnancy, and result in expensive interventions that could be avoided with early detection and intervention. By screening for oral health risk factors and active disease, initiating appropriate preventive interventions, and coordinating dental care for those with active disease, primary care practices can improve patient outcomes and experience.

With 22 tools and seven case examples, the “Oral Health Integration Implementation Guide” builds on the Oral Health Delivery Framework described in “Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care.” The Framework and tools were developed in partnership with 19 field-testing sites over the course of 20 months.

The Oral Health Integration in Primary Care Project was sponsored by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health and funded by the DentaQuest Foundation, the REACH Healthcare Foundation and the Washington Dental Service Foundation.

Producing Accurate Clinical Quality Reports for Population Health: A Delivery System-Oriented Approach to Report Validation
March 2016
This white paper addresses the need to develop accurate and valid data reports for both internal clinical quality improvement purposes and external public data reporting purposes. We describe the foundational aspects of data reporting, including methodologies for generating reports and the purposes for which the data can be used. Then we lay out a process for identifying inclusion and exclusion errors that contribute to data report inaccuracy. We also provide tools to help you validate your own clinical quality reports.

Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care 
June 2015
Oral health is essential for healthy development and healthy aging, yet nationwide there is an unacceptably high burden of oral disease. This white paper makes the case for incorporating preventive oral healthcare as a component of routine medical care and structuring referrals to dentistry. The Oral Health Delivery Framework provides a practical method for primary care teams of all types to engage patients and families in the prevention and early detection of oral disease.

“Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care” was published by Qualis Health with support from the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health, DentaQuest Foundation, Washington Dental Service Foundation and the REACH Healthcare Foundation.

Endorsed by: American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association for Community Dental Programs, Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, American College of Nurse Midwives, American Public Health Association–Oral Health Section, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Association for State and Territorial Dental Directors, Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Network for Oral Health Access, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, National Rural Health Association, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Physician Assistant Education Association

Supported by: American Academy of Family Physicians, National Association of Community Health Centers

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Transforming Care for Vulnerable Populations 
November 2014
This special supplement to the journal Medical Care presents the progress and lessons learned from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative. It contains nine papers describing the 2008–2013 multi-state initiative that tested a replicable, sustainable implementation model to transform primary care safety net practices into patient-centered medical homes with benchmark performance in quality, efficiency and patient experience.

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative: Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Guide 
October 2014
A component of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative's Implementation Guide Series, these materials provide guidance and tools a primary care practice can use to develop a vision for integrated care, create a customized implementation plan reflective of its goals and resources, and build strong integrated care teams.

Advancing Primary Care through the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model and Optimization of Health Information Technology
September 2014
This white paper provides guidance to organizations engaged in the work of becoming a patient-centered medical home by showing how health IT can bolster PCMH objectives, such as generating and providing useful data, that can be applied to practice transformation efforts and allow for better communication with all members of the care team, including the patient.

Change Concepts for Practice Transformation and 2014 NCQA PCMH™ Recognition Standards: A Crosswalk 
September 2014
There is a high degree of overlap between the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative’s Change Concepts for Practice Transformation and NCQA’s 2014 PCMH Recognition Standards. This crosswalk is intended to help practices understand the commonalities between the SNMHI Change Concepts and the 2014 NCQA Recognition Standards.

The Journey Towards the Patient-Centered Medical Home: The Kansas City Experience 
March 2014
This white paper was prepared to disseminate the learnings from the REACH Healthcare Foundation Medical Home Initiative to the broader health community as primary care practice is redesigned to adopt the patient-centered medical home model of care. It examines the journey of nine safety net primary care clinics in Kansas City as they strive to integrate components of patient-centered care into their daily work.

Oral Health Integration in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Environment: Case Studies from Community Health Centers 
September 2012
This paper, published by Qualis Health, presents case studies from community health centers that are aligning medical and dental care in the context of a PCMH to address the oral health needs of underserved populations.

The Changes Involved in Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation 
April 2012
This article, published in Primary Care Clinics, describes the process used to identify eight concepts and 32 key changes critical for PCMH transformation.

Guiding Transformation: How Medical Practices Can Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes 
February 2012
Published by The Commonwealth Fund, this report describes the changes that most medical practices will need to make to become patient-centered medical homes.

Providing Underserved Patients with Medical Homes: Assessing the Readiness of Safety-Net Health Centers 
May 2010
Published by The Commonwealth Fund, this brief describes the readiness of primary care safety net sites to adopt the PCMH Model of Care based on findings from a 2008 national survey.


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