The DentaQuest Partnership has developed and supported partnerships with philanthropies, organizations, and alliances that are also focused on improving oral health for all. These groups are strong and active voices to strengthen oral health policy priorities and identify new opportunities for public-private partnerships focused on systems change for better oral health.
The Grassroots Engagement Initiative seeks to engage those most directly impacted by oral health inequity in the movement to improve oral health for all. Twenty grassroots grantees in six states (Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) are funded with the goal of lifting up the needs and values of populations at the local level.
The National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) is filling the gap in professional education about oral health. This systems-change initiative is focused on embedding oral health competency into the education and training systems that support primary care clinicians by recruiting leaders from the medical, nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy professions.
The DentaQuest Partnership believes that one of the keys to improved oral health for all is the development and implementation of person-centered models of care that emphasize interprofessional practice and value-based transformation. The National Oral Health Innovation and Integration Network (NOHIIN) is leading a national movement to unify and empower Primary Care Associations (PCAs) and safety net providers to be champions of oral health through integrated primary and oral health care.