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Report: Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice 

Lack of access to oral health care contributes to profound and enduring oral health disparities in the United States. Millions of Americans lack access to basic oral health care. In 2008, 4.6 million children – one out of every 16 children in the United States did not receive needed dental care because their families could not afford it. 

The Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice initiative strives to improve access to early detection and preventive interventions by expanding oral health clinical competency of primary care clinicians, leading to improved oral health.



30th Anniversary:
HRSA’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program

Marking the 30th year of HRSA’s Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program, the Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine dedicated its March issue to a variety of EMSC topics.

Fifteen HRSA-funded articles, covering topics from trauma care to pre-hospital care of children with special health care needs, are available without subscription.

This issue of Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Defines EMS for Children encompassing the entire continuum including prevention, prehospital care, hospital care, rehabilitation, and return to society and the medical home;
  • Helps to ensure that interventions performed in the prehospital setting will improve outcomes;
  • Focuses on prehospital pain management, psychosocial determinants of outcomes, transport safety, and provider well-being in dealing with children;
  • Examines new technologies and their potential applications to caring for ill and injured children in the out-of-hospital setting; and
  • Provides an update on advancements in the field as a follow up to the 2006 HRSA-funded Institute of Medicine report, "Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains."

HRSA-funded articles



NHSC New Site Application Cycle Open! Apply by June 16, 11:59 p.m. ET

Webcast: Special/Vulnerable Populations Enrichment Webinar Series: Health Centers Serving Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Populations Tuesday, April 22, 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET

Webcast: More than pretty pictures: From GIS to Spatial Analysis in MCH Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET


Funding Opportunities

HRSA-14-030 State Implementation Grants for Enhancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs through Systems Integration

Apply at by June 13
Technical Assistance

HRSA-14-077 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals

Apply at by June 03
Technical Assistance

HRSA-14-126 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals

Apply at by June 03
Technical Assistance

HRSA-14-089 Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center

Apply at by May 05
Technical Assistance

View All Funding Opportunities