• March 7, 2018,
    General News


    Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C, NIIOH Oral Health Champion and one of the co-authors for the Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum, was featured in an article for the AAPA Medical Watch. (Click Here for link to article)

  • March 1, 2018,
    General News

    NIIOH activities over the past year extend across education, policy, research and practice. These efforts contribute and catalyze progress towards the integration of oral health into primary care and other healthcare settings as well as support interprofessional education and professional development in oral health.

  • February 20, 2018,
    General News


    This week we’re having a conversation with Mark Deutchman, M.D., a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Link to Podcast: Click Here

  • December 22, 2017,
    General News


    Glicken, Anita MSW ; Clark, Melinda MD

    Article published regarding 2017 AAPA Poster Session presented by Anita Glicken, MSW and Melinda Clark, MD.  The abstract highlights the outcome of a study with two objectives:

    - Describe data on PA program use of the Smiles for Life curriculum.

    - Describe how the use of the Smiles for Life curriculum affects PA practice.

  • May 9, 2017,
    Press Release

    43 Dr. Judi Haber named one of five leaders striving to achieve equity in local communities across the country

  • May 1, 2017,
    Press Release

    25 The National Interprofessional Initiative (NIIOH), a consortium of funders and health professionals dedicated to improving health through the eradication of dental disease and the integration of oral health into patient-centered primary care, is pleased to announce that Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW, will step into the leadership role as executive director.

  • October 11, 2016,
    Press Release

    Seattle, WA - Qualis Health, one of the nation’s leading population healthcare management organizations, has published a comprehensive set of tools to help primary care practices integrate oral health in order to deliver whole-person care and improve patient outcomes and experience.

  • September 8, 2016,
    General News

    42 Oral health is increasingly becoming a focus of health care providers — including those who specialize in behavioral health. Being able to recognize when a patient has oral health concerns can help shed light on their emotional and physical well-being — and knowing what to do about it can change lives.

    On WednesdaySeptember 7, at 1:00 p.m. ET, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions hosted a webinar to discuss these key topics, with nearly 700 health professionals tuned in to the conversation.

  • March 4, 2015,
    Press Release

    19 Marcia Brand, PhD, completed more than 20 years of service for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services, where she serves as Deputy Administrator since 2009.  Marcia is credited with bringing exceptional leadership, organizational skills, commitment to quality and common sense to her work.  Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, HRSA Administrator, praised Marcia for being a “tireless champion” for oral health, leading efforts to better integrate oral health care and primary c

  • December 11, 2014,
    Press Release

    18 Hamden, Conn - Dec 4, 2014 - The Connecticut Oral Health Initiative (COHI), a non-profit orgranization whose mission is to promote oral health for all, has named Cynthia Booth Lord, of Cheshire, clinical associate professor of