High Performing Health Centers

Improve access to evidence-based dental care

The High Performing Health Centers initiative includes a grant to Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN). CCHN serves as a collective voice while providing technical help to Colorado community health centers.

This initiative has national interest as well. Through a collaboration with Delta Dental of Washington Foundation, CCHN and the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), the foundation helped to release the Dental Dashboard for safety net clinics. This quality tool ensures clinics are doing work that will result in better oral health for their patients. The set of 15 oral health measures has an accompanying User’s Guide. Through a Health Resources Services Administration Cooperative Agreement, NNOHA launched a learning collaborative to implement the tools. There is also a Safety Net Oral Health study.