School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services 2011–2015
The School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services (SBCOHS) grant program's purpose was to demonstrate successful integration of comprehensive oral health services into primary care in an existing school-based health center (SBHC). SBCOHS projects were funded to deliver high-quality oral health education and preventive and restorative services to students in preschool, elementary school, or middle school with the greatest need. By augmenting an existing SBHC delivery system with culturally competent, comprehensive, high-quality oral health care and education, SBCOHS projects could demonstrate effective ways to strengthen existing SBHC capacity. SBCOHS projects were designed to respond to children’s and adolescents’ oral health needs and increase access to oral health services for underserved populations at high risk for dental caries, including children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid and in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
An evaluation of the grant program is being conducted by Altarum Institute.