Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, Inc.

175 Main Street Hartford, CT 06106

info@ctoralhealth.org

Telephone: 860-246-2644

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Designed by Alexus Kinsella and Alexi McHUgh

Our Priorities

Goal 1

Maintain existing Medicaid eligibility levels, services, and provider reimbursement rates to ensure continued access to vital oral health services for those most impacted, including low-income populations, people of color, and immigrants.

Expected outcomes:

  • Preserve or restore eligibility levels.

  • Continue HUSKY dental coverage for Medicaid recipients.

  • Maintain adequate number of providers who accept Medicaid members.

Goal 2

Advocate for the sustainability of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) to remain access points for oral health services and to increase the centers’ role in providing oral health care to students and their families

 Expected outcomes:

  • Ensure access to care by maintaining funding for FQHC and SBHC.

  • Improve care delivery by increasing the role of FQHC and SBHC in providing oral health care.

  • Promote further integration of oral health into health systems to increase access to preventive care and referral to a dental home.

Goal 3

Increase the number of young adults aged 19 to 26 years covered by dental insurance in order to provide continuity of dental care into adulthood, close the dental coverage gap for low-to-middle income young people, and decrease the racial dental coverage disparity for this population.

Expected outcome:

  • The passage of legislation expanding dental coverage for youth ages 19 to 26 years under their parent’s or guardian’s insurance plans.