OH-10.1 Increase the proportion of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that have an oral health care program
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of Federally Qualified Health Centers that have an oral health component
Number of Federally Qualified Health Centers
The baseline and target for this objective was revised in 2017 due to a change in the methodology Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA/BPHC) used to track this measure in their Agency reporting. The 2007 baseline was revised from 75.0% to 62.7%. In keeping with the original target setting method (10% improvement), the target was revised from 83.0% to 69.0%.
A Federally Qualified Health Center with an oral health component is defined by HRSA as a Health Center that has at least 0.5 FTE Dentists and/or sees 500 patients or more per year. This measure is tracked using the HRSA Uniform Data System. The Uniform Data System (UDS) tracks a variety of information, including patient demographics, services provided, staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. UDS data are collected from grantees and reported at the grantee, state, and national levels.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
- Health Resources and Services Administration. Uniform Data System.