Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) seeks to improve the oral health of children from low-income families by supporting the integration of oral health into their health care, human services and education systems.
(Note: Oral Health will be phased out as a distinct program area by the end of 2017. Actions to integrate oral health into health care delivery systems will occur within the Health Equity initiative.)
Goal 1: Strengthen the advocacy infrastructure to sustain improvements in oral health access for low-income families.
Objective 1: Bolster the leadership capacity of key stakeholders, organizations and coalitions to advocate for policies and regulations that maintain and improve oral health access for low- income families.
Goal 2: Support system changes that promote oral health care for low-income pregnant women.
Objective 1: Develop and integrate new dental and obstetric practice and referral systems to increase the number of pregnant women receiving oral health care.
Objective 2: Promote integration of new oral health care practice and referral guidelines into statewide maternal and child health programs.