In 2017, the Wisconsin Oral Health Program awarded grants to 11 non-federally qualified health center safety net dental clinics. All grantees serve a significant number of low-income uninsured and/or underinsured Wisconsin residents. Per Wis. Stat. § 146.66, at least nine nonprofit dental clinics shall be funded each fiscal year. Listed below are the dental access grantees for state fiscal years 2018-2020.
- Albrecht Free Clinic
- Aspirus Riverview Dental Clinic
- Bread of Healing
- Brown County Oral Health Partnership
- *CAP Services, Inc.
- Chippewa Valley Technical College Dental Clinic
- Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic
- HealthNet of Rock County
- Lake Area Free Clinic
- More Smiles Wisconsin
- Open Arms Free Clinic
In addition to serving their communities, grantees also complete ongoing quality improvement (QI) projects. The QI projects completed so far highlighted improvements to patient outcomes or clinic processes, such as number of patients with treatment plans completed, or reduction of no-show rates for appointments. To foster peer learning, grantees participated in an interactive meeting to share QI projects and lessons learned.
*CAP Services transferred into an existing Federally Qualified Health Center prior to the end of the grant period. Therefore, they are no longer eligible to receive funds.