Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care: Federal Initiatives to Drive Systems Change.

Dental clinics of North America

PubMedID: 27671964

Joskow CR. Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care: Federal Initiatives to Drive Systems Change. Dent Clin North Am. 2016;60(4):951-68.
This article describes federal programs, initiatives, and partnerships that have the demonstrated potential to initiate and institutionalize interprofessional practice that includes oral health providers as integral to the provider team. A discussion of landmark documents and reports, the role of legislation and statutory authority, and the influence of federal program priorities towards a national movement to increase access to care to bridge the chasms between the medical health care system, dental delivery system, and oral health is presented.