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Head Start Dental Home Initiative (DHI)

In 2011, MCD Public Health applied for and received State Support Funds for implementing the Maine Dental Home Initiative on behalf of the Head Start programs in Maine. This was part of a national effort to increase the number of Head Start children with a dental home, beginning at age one. The first phase of the project was completed in 2012. We are seeking funding for sustaining and expanding efforts.

Region Served: Statewide

Focus Areas: training for dentists to provide a dental home for Head Start children beginning at age one

Tools: Training development, team building, development of promotional materials

Funders: National Head Start

Partners: Head Start Office of Collaboration, Head Start Health Coordinators, DHI Team Leader, Maine Dental Association

Contact: Danielle Louder or Elizabeth Foley, MBA, Co-Directors
dlouder@mcdph.org or efoley@mcdph.org, 207-622-7566 x225 or x297

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