Module 3: Program Clearinghouse
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy has funded rural communities to implement oral health programs as part
of the 330A Outreach Authority program. This program focuses on reducing oral healthcare disparities and
expanding healthcare services in rural areas.
Examples of 330A Outreach Authority grantees that developed an oral healthcare program in a rural community are
provided below. Oral health program model information is available in Module 2.
- Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota
Project Title: Delta Dental Mobile Program
Synopsis: Improve access to dental care and increase prevention and screening.
- Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center
Project Title: Childrens' Regional Oral Health Outreach
Synopsis: Increase availability and access to comprehensive oral healthcare services to
prevent and control oral disease in children and adolescents and eliminate oral health disparities.
- Innis Community Health Center
Project Title: Building Tomorrows Smiles
Synopsis: Provide early intervention in the form of oral screening exams and fluoride
varnish applications for infants and toddlers and develop professional education for healthcare providers.
- Northern Dental Access Center
Project Title: Ensuring Patient Success with Outreach and Support
Synopsis: Provide patient outreach and support services at a community dental clinic.
- Rice Regional Dental Clinic
Project Title: Pediatric Dentistry Residency Project
Synopsis: Increase access to dental care for children who are underserved by oral health
resources in the 17-county service area of West Central and Southwest Minnesota.
- Thumb Rural Health Network (TRHN)
Project Title: Partnering For Health-Thumb Access to Care Project
Synopsis: Increase access to primary care, dental care, and vision care for rural Michigan
residents with lower incomes and those who are uninsured.
- West Central District Health
Project Title: West Central Smiles Clinic
Synopsis: Expand dental services for children who are underserved by oral health resources
through a portable dental clinic.