Colorado Department of Early Childhood announced

Governor Polis announces the creation of a new Department of Early Childhood with a mission to create a “comprehensive, community-informed, data-driven, high-quality, and equitable early childhood system.” Learn More

Dental telehealth bill passes

SB21-139 (Coverage for Telehealth Dental Services) was signed into law to allow delivery of dental telehealth services and require dental insurance plans issued, amended, or renewed in Colorado to cover these services.

CDPHE creates Early Childhood Oral Health Advisory Board

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) launches the Early Childhood Oral Health Advisory Board, made up of stakeholders from across medical and dental fields. The board is charged with improving coordination and integration of preventive oral health strategies across systems, developing a community of practice, and amplifying…

ACC creates KPI for oral health

Colorado’s Accountable Collaborative Care (ACC) program creates the first key performance indicator (KPI) focused on oral health. It measures the number of members with a dental visit in the prior 12 months. Children receiving a screening and varnish by their primary care provider counts towards this indicator.

RoMoNOH established

The Rocky Mountain Oral Health Network (RoMoNOH) was created to support community health centers across Colorado and neighboring states to integrate oral health services into primary care clinics serving pregnant people, infants, and young children. Learn More