Grant: $190,508 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 23, 2009
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Award Description: With resources from this funding, Capitol City Family Health will hire additional professional and support staff that will provide preventive, restorative and emergency dental services to the target population. Services to be provided include: Periodontal prevention, education, caries risk assessment, fluorides, oral habits identification, treatment planning and patient compliance. Restoration: basic restorative services. Diagnostics: x-rays and other oral exams. Oral surgery: as associated with extractions. Tobacco Cessation: oral examination, counseling and education. Emergency Care: Extracctions, and other urgent/emergency care during office hours; Triage and referral after hours. Referral for Specialty Care: Complex endodontic, oral surgery, oand orthodontics. CCFHC, will conduct extensive advertising, education and outreach to ensure that the target population is aware of the availability of affordable dental services. CCFHC will also extend its hours of operation so that the clinic will be open after school hours and on Saturday. CCFHC will alter its appointment scheduling and reserve a larger portion of its schedule for same or next day services to increase access. Two major collaborative partners will be East Baton Rouge Health Care Centers in Schools (HCCS) and East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start Program (EBRHS). The partners will provide direct referrals into the CCFHC dental program as well as collaborate on an oral health outreach and education program. Another collaborative partner will be Baton Rouge OB/GYn Associates. This physician group will refer pregnant women to CCFHC for oral health services. The collaborative partner for clients with HIV/AIDS is LSU Medical Center-Earl K. Long-Early Intervention Clinic (EIC). An existing referral agreement will allow CCFHC to provide services to more patients referred from the EIC clinic. CCFHC's Ryan White clients (800 unduplicated) will also receive additional oral health care services.
Project Description: Capitol City Family Health Center has continued to use IDS funds to improve access to services for the medically underserved. Progress to date: As reported during the last quarter CCFHC hired a dentist and dental assistant. The number of people needing and assessing the service has increased, and several agreements are pending with local school districts and local Head Start Programs. In addition, plans are to link parents and children who are assessing nutrition services for women and children (WIC) at the health center to the dental department creating a one-stop shop for nutrition and dental services. For this reason, we will employ the dental hygienist in the upcoming quarter to better meet the service demand. During this reporting period, both Dentist and dental assistants provided 526 services to 355 patients; 40 were uninsured. This activity exceeded the quarterly expectation of 420 encounters to 240 patients. In addition, 75 of these patients were uninsured exceeding the target of 72 for the quarter.
Jobs Summary: New Jobs Created; Health Center Dental Staff; 2 FTEs (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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