Focus Area 4: Systems of Care

Ensure the coordination of systems of care for more efficient and effective application to oral health. Include promising practices that are directed at successful, evidence-based strategies, decision-making practices, and activities that can be replicated and applied to oral health problems.

Outcome Measures for This Focus Area

  1. By 2017, the percentage of children receiving a diagnostic and preventive age 1-year dental visit will increase from 3.4% to 6 percent.
    • Measured by Medicaid data and clinic systems data
  2. By 2017, at least 65% of children on Medicaid will have an annual preventive dental visit.
    • Measured by Medicaid data
  3. By 2017, the Medicaid provider network will increase by 20 percent.
    • Measured by Medicaid provider enrollment data
  4. By 2017, 50% of Medicaid eligible pregnant women will receive oral health care.
    • Measured by Medicaid data and individual clinic reporting.
  5. By 2017, the percentage of adults over the age of 65 years who report having none of their natural teeth will decrease by 10 percent.
    • Measured by BRFSS data

Strategies for This Focus Area

  • Strategy 1: Work with the public and the private dental community to identify and address barriers to participation in publicly funded health programs
  • Strategy 2: Ensure that adults have access to oral health preventive and treatment services through public insurance program


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