EXPANDING ORAL HEALTH SERVICES IN LOUISIANA HEALTH CENTERS
A healthy smile has an immense impact on one's overall health. This is especially concerning in rural areas, as well as some urban areas, where preventive dental care is more difficult to access.
In July 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers across 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Louisiana received 12 awards totaling $4,311,433 to increase access to preventive oral health services and improve patient care outcomes at these health centers.
Well-Ahead Louisiana is proud of the great strides health centers in our state have taken to reduce barriers to quality oral health care for underserved populations. On September 29, 2017, join Dr. Douglass Cross, Dr. Pamela Daniel and Traechel A. McCoy as they share their successes, challenges and recommendations for incorporating dental services into health centers.
This webinar is a production of Well-Ahead Louisiana, the Louisiana Oral Health Coalition, CareSouth Incorporated, EXCELth Incorporated, and the HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region II. Information provided will offer a roadmap to expanding dental care in health centers across the state.
Don’t miss out on this rich opportunity to connect with, and learn from, your counterparts. Preventive care that supports a healthy smile is sure to make a difference in the lives of the patients you serve.
To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, email Kaitlyn King at Kaitlyn.King@la.gov.
The Brief Tobacco Intervention Online Training
Did you know? Tobacco quit rates increase when health care providers consistently identify and treat tobacco use. Cessation advice from healthcare providers is effective and should be offered to every patient. Learn how you can make tobacco use screening and cessation service referral a standard of care among your healthcare team. In this online training, you will:
- Learn three simple steps that help you effectively talk to your patients about tobacco in less than three minutes.
- Learn about effective, evidence-based cessation treatments available in Louisiana - including individual, group and telephone counseling, and seven FDA approved medications.
- Learn about Medicaid cessation benefits here.
- Earn continuing education units in less than an hour!
Email Kristen Hernandez at Kristen.Hernandez@la.gov to be notified when this training becomes available.