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2020 Oral Health Integration Learning Collaborative | Application Form

Project Description

Virginia Health Catalyst is now accepting applications from safety net clinics offering medical and dental services for its 2020 Oral Health Integration Learning Collaborative. The Collaborative will provide a space for clinics to connect with other providers, improve care integration, and advance health equity goals. Participating clinic teams will receive a stipend to design and implement initiatives that aim to improve the delivery of oral health services, educate providers and patients, and address social determinants of health in their communities. This program is provided in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.

Clinic Requirements

  • Clinics must be located in a HRSA-designated dental health professional shortage area (DHPSA); click here to see if your clinic qualifies.
  • At least two staff members from each clinic (one clinical, one administrative) must participate; more are encouraged and welcome!
  • Clinics are required to attend up to three in-person meetings during the grant period, and monthly check-in calls.
  • Clinics must identify one social determinant of health to address during this project.
  • Clinics must be able to submit itemized expense reports to the VDH.
  • Clinic leadership must draft a blog post or reflection about the experience.

Project Term  

Chosen participants will be notified by Friday, February 21; the project will run through August 31, 2020. For questions, contact Brita Bergland at 804.424.2484 and bbergland@vahealthcatalyst.org.

Applications  (Open through February 13, 2020)

Virginia Health Catalyst’s mission is to ensure all Virginians have equitable access to comprehensive healthcare that includes oral health. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Dental Health Program was awarded federal funding from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to advance strategies that enhance the oral health workforce in Virginia. As part of this directive, Catalyst partnered with VDH to design and implement an oral health integration learning collaborative that leverages interprofessional education, quality improvement methods, and health information technology assistance to increase or expand oral health services, education, and referrals in safety net clinics.

This program is generously supported by the Virginia Department of Health through VDH HRSA Workforce Grant HRSA-18-014. VDH funding may not cover direct care or legislative activities.