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Coalition Highlight: Lincoln OHC

Lincoln OHC plays an active role in promoting oral-medical integration and addressing it as a way to meet the needs of rural communities lacking access to care, with a focus on nourishing existing programs and helping to expand them in a more equitable manner for the community.

The previous results of a Lincoln County Health and Human Services diabetic pilot project led to the integration of a voucher program into local clinics. That project was highly successful, and now, four years later, LCHHS remains in contact with every patient from that project. Through those pilot results, the voucher program was created. Now, Lincoln OHC aims to expand the voucher program even further, and they are seeking funds to help nourish and expand it, recently applying for a dental voucher support grant. Those vouchers will be utilized with local private dentists or dental organizations, who agree to accept the vouchers as a means of payment for services at a less-than-standard fee schedule.

In other news, the coalition is excitedly watching as the DentaQuest Institute embarks on MORECare (Medical Oral Expanded Care), an initiative which aims to provide primary and secondary oral health services in primary care medical offices to under-served populations focusing on optimal patient-centered referral systems between primary care and dental care teams. The project began with implementation of the First Tooth curriculum and is now being expanded and customized to meet the needs of the Lincoln area providers.

SAVE THE DATE - OrOHC’s 2019 Fall Conference

OrOHC’s 14th Annual Conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, September 26-27, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Washington Square in Tigard, Oregon.
CLICK HERE for more details, and CLICK HERE to follow the event on Facebook, and stay up-to-date as we confirm our partner organizations and add presenters to the agenda.

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