Use of data linkage to identify opportunities for early oral health prevention, therapeutic intervention and care coordination to establish dental homes
Describe a method for employing linked Medicaid, birth certificate and WIC data sets to identify opportunities for community oral health outreach and prevention efforts. Evaluate possible cost savings to Medicaid through primary prevention and early treatment of children aged 0-5 years who might otherwise develop preventable dental conditions
Keyword(s): Oral Health, WIC
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: as an epidemiologist for the oral health program, I collaborate with other analysts/epidemiologists to explore ways to use available data to promote public health. Among my interests is to utilize data linkage to develop strategies for improving oral health outcomes in special populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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