MCD Inc.


Head Start Dental Home Initiative (DHI)

In 2011-2012, 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.

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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, Co-Director -, 207-622-7566 x225 or Elizabeth Foley, MBA, Co-Director -, 207-622-7566 x297

Address: 11 Parkwood Drive, Augusta, ME 04330