Consultant Needed

Updated: Nov 15

Oral Health Ohio is seeking a consultant to support the implementation of the Medical Oral Health Expanded Care (MORE Care) pilot initiative.

MORE Care is a program developed by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health that provides a framework, tools, and guidance for medical providers to integrate oral health competencies and capabilities into the primary care practice and address oral health systemic challenges within the community. The goal of the MORE Care pilot initiative is to advance value-based care in oral health through integration and care coordination between dental and medical providers caring for pediatric patients covered by Medicaid and commercial insurance.

  1. Please email cover letter and resume to Marla Morse, Program Director at

  2. Please include MORE Care Pilot Position in the subject line of the email.

  3. No phone calls, please.

Scope of Work:

  • Prepare for and facilitate MORE Care meetings and calls

  • Follow up with teams on work in between calls

  • Provide technical assistance to teams (e.g. finding resources, connecting each other, and fielding questions as they arise)

  • Support state-level infrastructure efforts that impact MORE Care program

Skills/Experience needed:

  • Familiarity with health care system generally, and some familiarity with oral health is preferred

  • Demonstrated success in partnership development and stakeholder engagement

  • Experience with the fundamental concepts of healthcare quality improvement

  • Comfortable working with and supporting healthcare teams in a variety of environments, specifically in primary care – and dental preferred

  • Program/initiative-based experience a plus

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, work autonomously, establish timelines, and meet deadlines

  • Works well in a team environment and able to generate solutions to issues as they arise

  • Bonus: Familiarity with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)’s model for improvement, and breakthrough series collaborative

Responsibilities for MORE Care Ohio (OHO contractor):

  • Participate in an onboarding session with CareQuest Institute to share Collaborative overview, goals, and responsibilities

  • Collect and compile state-level information and data related to integration topics to share with project team and participating clinics (i.e. coding details, billing guidance/reimbursement allowances, etc.)

  • Serve as the in-state liaison between project stakeholders, physicians, dentists, rural health clinics, patients, and other social service agencies

  • Assists with the development and refinement of the program, particularly assisting in the engagement and recruitment of rural primary care and dental providers

  • Provide leadership and support for primary care practices participating in MORE Care Ohio Learning Collaborative by co-leading and co-facilitating Collaborative activities (meetings and monthly calls) as well as working one-on-one with practices as needed to support their implementation of recommended change ideas.

  • Provide coaching to participating primary care practices, including assisting them with implementing the MORE Care integration/coordination change ideas into their practice and workflow; and troubleshooting challenges that may arise during implementation

  • Update MORE Care Program tracking and reporting on a monthly basis

  • Attend and contribute to regular meetings with MORE Care planning team

  • Provide support to CareQuest Institute project staff in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data from participating clinics

  • Review practice data on a monthly basis to ensure participants are meeting collaborative goals and inform the development of Collaborative activities