Project Title: West Virginia Oral Disease Prevention Project (ODPP)
Applicant Organization Name: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) – Oral Health Program (OHP)
Project Director Name: Jason M. Roush, DDS – State Dental Director
Grant Program Funds Requested: $370,000.00 annually – Component 1
$200,000.00 annually – Component 2
09/01/2018 to 08/31/2023 (5 years)
Component 1 – The purpose of this proposed project is to decrease the incidence of dental caries in West Virginia citizens through increased access to evidence-based preventive oral health services in West Virginia, including school-based dental sealant delivery programs and community water fluoridation. In addition, this project will maintain and expand the West Virginia Oral Health Surveillance System to enhance state capacity in providing actionable data to inform initiatives and policy.
Expected five-year outcomes are to: increase the number of children ages 6-14 receiving dental sealants on one or more of their permanent molars through school sealant programs by no less 5%; expand school sealant program enrollment by no less 5%; increase the percentage of adjusted water systems that maintain optimal fluoridation levels from 65% (N=303) to 79.6% (N=371); increase the proportion of people served by community water systems who receive optimally fluoridated water by no less 5%; update, implement and maintain a state surveillance plan; expand and maintain an oral health surveillance system, and; utilize actionable information for program and policy decisions through evaluation products.
Component 2 – The purpose of this proposed project is to increase the number of West Virginians screened for tobacco use through medical-dental integration and alignment with the CDC Four Domains of Chronic Disease Prevention, including collaboration within: the state health department, training institutions, healthcare service sites, public schools, healthcare payors and community-based coalitions.
Expected five-year outcomes are to: increase the number of persons screened by no less than 5%; increase the number WV healthcare professionals with CTTS certification by no less 5%; increase the number of WV Medicaid-eligible members ages 12-20 receiving tobacco cessation counseling by no less 5%; increase the number of WV pregnant women receiving tobacco cessation counseling by no less 5%; increase the number of WV adults (age =18) receiving tobacco cessation counseling by no less 5%; expand and maintain an oral health surveillance system to include co-morbid conditions, and; utilize actionable information for program and policy decisions through evaluation products.
The proposed measures and activities are in alignment with the CDC-RFA-DP18-1810 notice of funding opportunity, as well as supportive of the following national and state public health priorities, guidelines and surveillance: Social Security Act §1905: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) services, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Triple Aim, Healthy People 2020, CDC 6|18 Initiative, CDC Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title V National Performance Measures, HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Bright Futures: Fourth Edition and the 2016 West Virginia State Health Improvement Plan. Please see full “Project Abstract Summary” in “Other Attachment Forms” section.