News

MOHCA provides news and updates regarding organizational activities as well as oral health updates statewide and nationwide.  Please see the links below for news and updates.

 

 

Culturally Responsive Care

 

The Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Oral Health hosted a Cultural Competence Training in Oral Health on November 27-30, 2017.  Founder, Marjory Bancroft with Cross Culturally Communications out of Columbia, MD,  and her team provided the Health Professions Cultural  Competence Training, highlighting oral health .  As shared in the document "A Manager's Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals" , the essential focus of cultural competence training in health professions is on the care-giving relationship between providers and patients and on how services are delivered to diverse patient populations.  If your office is in need of Cultural Competence Training for your staff, please contact the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Oral Health at 601-206-1590.

Oral Health - Primary Health Integration

 

The surgeon general’s landmark report, Oral Health in America, brought national attention to the importance of and disparities present in oral health. Furthermore, the Institute Of Medicine (IOM) report, Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, showed that unmet oral health care needs and barriers faced by these populations has a great impact on overall health.

 

Learn more about the report and initative to integrate oral health and primary care at:

http://www.nnoha.org/resources/clinical-excellence/integrate-care/

https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/oralhealth/integrationoforalhealth.pdf

Contact Us

Mississippi Oral Health Community Alliance

PO Box 11504

Jackson, MS  39283

 

info@mohca-ms.org

 

www.mohca-ms.org

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