CoE-IHS Office Hour: Findings and Recommendations from the Oral Health Integration ECHO
Uncoordinated oral health, mental health and substance use care, compounded by lack of access to care, can drastically exacerbate existing health disparities, increase health care costs and result in poor overall health outcomes for those living with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Models of care that are coordinated and integrated can more effectively respond to clients’ past experiences and have the potential to reduce costs, improve health access, and health outcomes for clients within oral health, mental health, and substance use care settings.
To address this growing need, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, supported by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, helped to advance the capacity to integrate oral health with mental health and substance use treatment services for 15 health provider organizations across the nation through an 18-session ECHO series. Explore our new brief, Oral Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use: Recommendations and Findings from the Oral Health Integration ECHO, to learn more about participant accomplishments and policy and practice-focused recommendations.
During our upcoming office hour, Findings and Recommendations from the Oral Health Integration ECHO, on Tuesday, January 17, 2-3 p.m. ET, ECHO participants and subject matter experts will share more about their accomplishments and recommendations for improving the field of oral health, mental health, and substance use integration. Join us in the conversation to learn more and share ideas!