Support to Northeastern University (NU) to implement its Innovations in Interprofessional Oral Health Care: Technology, Instruction, Practice, and Service Program. Activities during implementation will include: developing the Advancing Leadership in Oral Health Advocacy program, which will engage a new cadre of young leaders in advocacy and leadership around interprofessional care; professional development and collaborative conversations concerning oral health across health sciences institutions in Boston; the engagement of Community Health Workers (CHW) in supporting oral health of their communities; and a cooperative education program that trains the next generation of providers in interprofessional, team-based, patient-centered care. NU activities will help support DentaQuest Foundation’s commitment to the integration of oral health into all aspects of health care, improvement of consumer-focused care delivery, and the development of a provider base that represents the community it serves. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Targets of including oral health as a component of patient-centered care, and 75% of children reaching age five without a cavity. Funding will support staff costs associated with the implementation of the program, convenings around interprofessional education, and consultant support to design effective programming.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Sunday, May 31, 2015