Further Study of State-Level Policies that Affect Access to Dental Services in LTC Settings

A Year 1 OHWRC project included a 4-state case study of delivery models for dental care services in long-term care (LTC) settings. Since then, a more comprehensive literature review was completed and additional information was compiled on key state-level policy factors that drive the organizational models cited in the study. OHWRC researchers will conduct an in-depth analysis of policy factors that serve as barriers to and facilitators of access to dental services in long term care settings. A report of findings will highlight state level policy factors that influence access to needed services.