Putting the mouth back into the body: Oral health in health care reform
While not all of these provisions have been funded, as states enroll new children in coverage leading up to 2014, we must begin to implement the greater policy framework established by the ACA in order to truly achieve better oral health at lower costs for more individuals. This presentationwill focus on an exploration of that framework, an examination of ongoing implementation efforts, and a look to the future for continued improvement.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Provision of health care to the public
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Identify the oral health provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Demonstrate an understanding of policy efforts to improve children’s oral health over the past decade. Explain how the oral health provisions in the Affordable Care Act interact with existing oral health initiatives in programs such as Medicaid and CHIP.
Keyword(s): Health Reform, Oral Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Senior Policy Analyst and President Emeritus of the Children's Dental Health Project, a DC-based non-profit policy and analysis organization that was involved in securing oral health provisions in the Affordable Care Act and the CHIP Reauthorization Act.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.