Eliminating Barriers to Timely Oral Health Care
CSFA Number: 482-00-2216
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Stacey Herman
217-558-8921
stacey.herman@illinois.gov
Short Description
This is a State legislated fund for Oral Health Forum (OHF)/Heartland Alliance Health to provide oral health services to children at schools located in Chicago Public Schools by integrating oral health coordination into the Norwegian Pediatric Care-A-Van.

The Pediatric Care-A-Van is a fully equipped mobile medical clinic that provides free preventive care to more than 3,000 low-income and underserved children at around 80 CPS sites in some Chicago’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. OHFs Model for Oral Health integration into the Norwegian Care-A-Van will offer:

• Referrals between medical Care-A-Van providers and OHF case management team
• Deliver oral health education to families and children to address behavioral changes at home
• Distribute oral health supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush and floss) for families
• Develop a community dental network to tackle children’s dental treatment needs
• Communicate with families about their children’s needs and supporting them on establishing a dental home
• Create a network of community social services to address the barriers that families might face to prioritize the oral health needs of children (housing, food, Medicaid insurance, etc.)
• Facilitate dental van events to provide treatment for those children that cannot access a community dental provider

The oral health integration model will be adapted by using the recognized OHFs Best Practice Model in Chicago Public Schools following the Whole School, Whole Community; Whole Child Model approach – Oral Health Education, Screening and Prevention, Inform Parents and Caregivers, Case Management Pilot.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Public Act 101-0007, FY20 Budget Implementation Act, Article 106, Section 120
Objectives and Goals
The goal of the grant is to provide oral health services to children at schools located in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) by integrating oral health coordination into the Norwegian Pediatric Care-A-Van. The Pediatric Care-A-Van is a fully equipped mobile medical clinic that provides free preventive care to more than 3,000 low-income and underserved children at around 80 CPS sites in some of Chicago’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. OHF’s Model for oral health integration into the Norwegian Care-A-Van will offer:

- Referrals between medical Care-A-Van providers and OHF case management team
- Delivering oral health education to families and children to address behavioral changes at home
- Distributing oral health supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, and floss) for families
- Developing a community dental network to tackle children’s dental treatment needs
- Communicating with families about their children’s needs and supporting them on establishing a dental home
- Creating a network of community social services to address the barriers that families might face to prioritize the oral health needs of children (housing, food, Medicaid insurance, etc.)
- Facilitate dental van events to provide treatment for those children that cannot access a community dental provider

The oral health integration model will be adapted by using the recognized OHF’s Best Practice Model in CPS following the Whole School, Whole Community; Whole Child Model approach – Oral Health Education, Screening and Prevention, Inform Parents and Caregivers, Case Management Pilot.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
The FY2020 state appropriations legislation includes provisions for a direct appropriation of $100,000 from the General Revenue Fund to the Oral Health Forum (OHF)Heartland Alliance Health for all costs associated with mobile dentistry services (see page 528)
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible, applicant must be registered in the State of Illinois GATA system and pass the grantee pre-qualification, fiscal and administrative risk assessment (required once annually), and the programmatic risk assessment, and meet the following criteria: the only eligible applicant for this grant is: Oral Health Forum (OHF)/Heartland Alliance Health.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal or State awarding agency that is exempt from those requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal or State awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to:
i. Be registered in SAM before submitting its application.
ii. Provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and
iii. continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal, Federal pass-through or State award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal or State awarding agency.

Applications will be submitted electronically through EGrAMS unless given prior approval for alternate application. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August31, 2019 through the EGrAMS system unless prior arrangements have been made for postal submission. Late applications will not be considered. The grant application will be reviewed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Oral Health Workforce Program Manager, Division Chief and other Office of Health Promotion staff. Anticipated announcement for award is within 30 days after close of application period.

Eligibility Criteria are as follows: only applicant eligible for this grant is Oral Health Forum (OHF)/Heartland Alliance Health.

Application will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Project Narrative (10 points)
2. Budget- contains only allowable expenses and are necessary for implementation (5 points)
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $100,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None