Patient-Centered Care

Oral Health 2020 Goal: Integrate oral health into person-centered health care. 

The health care environment that supported the passage of the Affordable Care Act has led to a number of patient-centered care models and innovative financing methodologies. This includes increased focus on and adoption of health care models that aim to improve health outcomes while reducing cost and improving the patient’s experience. Because oral health is a component of health and impacts the outcomes and course of many diseases, it is important that oral health is addressed and included in the development of these emerging models of care and financing.

Oral Health 2020 Target: Oral health is integrated into at least 50% of emerging person-centered care models.