Colorado Medical Dental Integration Project
CO MDI integrates dental hygienists into primary care medical settings and school-based health centers. The project aims to reach children who have limited access to dental care due to location, insurance status and transportation issues. The foundation awarded 16 organizations funding. As part of this five-year initiative the hygienists will:
- Provide preventive dental services.
- Coordinate care with the medical care team.
- Collaborate with community dentists.
An evaluation is examining the impact of CO MDI and its financial sustainability.
For an overview of the CO MDI project, click here.