Public Policy Center researchers receive funding to continue development of Patient-Centered Dental Home model

Public Policy Center researchers receive funding to continue development of Patient-Centered Dental Home model

Julie Reynolds and Peter Damiano, with the UI Public Policy Center’s Health Policy Program, were awarded a grant renewal from the DentaQuest Foundation to continue developing the Patient-Centered Dental Home (PCDH) model.

Currently, there isn’t a nationally recognized dental home model for the delivery of dental care that is integrated with other health care and focused on quality improvement. In the first phase of this project, the project team, together with a 55-member National Advisory Committee composed of a diverse group of experts, developed a definition for the PCDH: “a model of care that is accessible, comprehensive, continuous, coordinated, patient- and family-centered, and focused on quality and safety as an integrated part of a health home for people throughout the life span.” The goal of the PCDH model is that it be used to evaluate and assess coordination and quality within dental care delivery systems.

For more information, visit http://ppc.uiowa.edu/news/2017/03/15/reynolds-damiano-receive-funding-continue-development-patient-centered-dental-home.

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