Success Story: Resolving Barriers at School-Based Health Centers


Upon learning that school-based health centers in Cincinnati were facing barriers around Medicaid reimbursement for transporting Cincinnati Public School students to schools with a dental clinic, Oral Health Ohio (OHO) convened a meeting of stakeholders to address the barriers. The meeting involved The Cincinnati Health Department, Interact for Health, and the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) Transportation Policy Team.


OUR IMPACT & OUTCOME: Members of ODM’s Transportation Policy Team accepted OHO’s invitation to visit two school-based health centers with dental clinics in Cincinnati on May 1, 2018. Through collaboration, mutual learning and problem-solving, stakeholders were able to resolve the barriers impacting transportation reimbursement to school-based dental clinics.