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OH-11 Increase the proportion of patients who receive oral health services at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) each year

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Uniform Data System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
17.5 (2007)
Target-Setting Method: 
Projection/trend analysis
Target-Setting Method Justification: 
The number of patients receiving dental care in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) increased 170 percent during the decade ending in 2010. This growth rate for dental patients was higher than that for all FQHC patients combined. At the current growth rate, a 90 percent increase is expected in the number of FQHC patients receiving dental care during this decade.

Number of patients of FQHCs that receive oral health services each year


Number of patients that receive any health service (including oral health services) at FQHCs each year

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Methodology Notes: 

    This is a measure to track the increase in access to oral health services in Federally Qualified Health Centers. 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.


Additional resources about the objective

  1. Health Resources and Services Administration. Uniform Data System.