- Returning the Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health & Primary Care
September 26, 2012
GIH convened the Issue Dialogue Returning the Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health Care and Primary Care to discuss the benefits, challenges, and approaches to integrating oral health and primary care. This Issue Brief synthesizes key points from the day's discussion with a background paper previously prepared for meeting participants.
Issue Brief No. 40 Executive Summary: Returning the Mouth to the Body
Issue Brief No. 40: Returning the Mouth to the Body
Subject Areas: Oral Health
- Critical Services for Our Children: Integrating Mental and Oral Health into Primary Care
February 25, 2008
Grantmakers have long been interested in improving children’s access to health care. Yet, a number of services critical to children’s healthy growth and development—such as mental health and oral health services—fall outside the traditional primary care model. This fragmentation of services has contributed to access barriers and has compromised the quality of pediatric care. Growing awareness of the importance of mental health and oral health has resulted in a variety of innovative efforts to integrate these services into children’s health care.