The Idaho Oral Health Program (IOHP) is committed to supporting efforts to reduce the prevalence of oral disease and increase access to oral healthcare services for populations living in designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) through teledentistry and utilization of minimally invasive techniques, including Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF). The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) provides funding for this opportunity.
The IOHP is now accepting applications for projects to develop and implement innovative programs to address the oral health needs of designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Dental HPSAs). Applicants must submit a proposal for either:
- A teledentistry project,
- A silver diamine fluoride project, or
- A teledentistry with silver diamine fluoride project.
Funded projects will be required to increase the number of underserved individuals with access to oral healthcare services and decrease the burden of oral disease. Funding is anticipated through August 2022 for successful projects, with sufficient progress and an approved work plan/deliverables and budget, submitted annually, depending on available funds.
The attached Solicitation and Application provides additional clarity and instructions. Applications are due Friday, April 23, 2021, by 5 pm MST. The IOHP will hold a webinar for Q&A on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00 MST.
We encourage oral health champions within Idaho to consider applying. For more information about the funding opportunity and to receive a link to the Q & A webinar scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, please contact Kelli Broyles, IOHP Health Program Specialist, at Kelli.Broyles@dhw.idaho.gov.
Thank you for your consideration,
The Idaho Oral Health Program
Matt Zaborowski, MPH, CPH
Idaho Oral Health Program
Division of Public Health
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare