This guide is designed to help others replicate the strategies used by the Accomack County, Virginia, School-Based Dental Program, one of the 1996 Models That Work competition special honorees. The program provides restorative and preventive dental services, using a fully equipped dental trailer, to children who are eligible for Medicaid, are uninsured, or who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program in 13 county schools. The report describes the project, including the population served, project outcomes, community partnerships, the service delivery system, and the organizational structure. It also describes lessons learned, implementation of the model program, and funding and resource development.
Keywords: Model programs, Models That Work, Public private partnerships, Health promotion, Underserved communities, Awards, Virginia, Oral health, School based clinics, Dental care, Mobile health units, Primary care