Oral Health in Michigan—a 2015 report by the Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, University at Albany, provides an in-depth review of Michigan’s oral health status and dental programs.
The report found that major challenges in accessing and financing oral health care persist despite proactive efforts to address barriers to oral health services, such as expanding Healthy Kids Dental, reinstating adult Medicaid benefits and other local initiatives.
In addition to the report, the authors also completed a series of in-depth interviews with a wide variety of oral health stakeholders in the state to better understand gaps in oral health access as well as barriers to care: Interviews of Oral Health Stakeholder in Michigan, May 2015.
Download copies of both reports below.
AARP Michigan The Arc Michigan LeadingAge Michigan Association of Health Plans Michigan Association of School Nurses Michigan Association of United Ways Michigan’s Children Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness Michigan Community Action
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Michigan League for Public Policy Michigan Primary Care Association National Association of Social Workers-Michigan School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan Wolverine Dental Hygienists’ Society Wolverine Human Services
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Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA
Jane Halaris RDH, BS, MA
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Mailan Hudson, RDH
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Lorene Kline, RDH, BSDH
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