Health Equity

Connecticut Oral Health Initiative

2022 - $85,000

This funding will support the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, or COHI, in its work to improve access to dental care for adults covered by Medicaid. In interviews and focus groups, Connecticut residents covered by Medicaid reported difficulty getting timely, quality dental services, for both routine and specialty care. To address this, COHI plans to advocate for changes to increase the number of providers available to treat adults with Medicaid coverage, with strategies including increasing Medicaid payment rates and developing a workforce of dental therapists who could provide routine oral health care.

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