Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 17, issue 1, P95-110 2006 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2006.0013 View full text
Wayne Powell, Christine Hollis, Mario De la Rosa, Deborah L. Helitzer-Allen, Daniel Derksen

Abstract: Using a socio-ecological framework to guide the initiative, New Mexico Community Voices developed, with state and local stakeholders, responsive oral health policies to address oral health disparities. Several policy objectives were achieved: increasing awareness of the public health importance of oral health; improving access to dental services for uninsured or underserved populations; enhancing dental services specialty care; and increasing sustainable oral health infrastructure through pipeline development …

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