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Lessons Learned: A Rural Case Study - Challenges Increasing Access to Dental Care Among Rural Veterans

Details the referral process initiated by the Grand Island Dental Outpatient Team in Nebraska for rural veterans who are ineligible for VA dental coverage to receive basic treatment from community dentists. Discusses some of the challenges to designing and implementing the program, such as establishing new partnerships with local dentists, adhering to a sustainable staffing plan, and pursuing data collection and analysis for measuring outcomes, among other factors.
Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health
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Access · Oral health · Service delivery models · Veterans · Nebraska

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  • Veterans Health Administration's Office of Rural Health, view details