This position is grounded in public health theory that seeks to reduce barriers to care, typically expressed as the social determinants of health, that patients of The School of Dental Medicine may encounter while attempting to access oral health care. The primary objective involves:
Addressing the patients’ economic situation, but can also include overall health care access and quality, neighborhood and built environment issues (e.g., access to transportation), and social and community issues.
The CARES Program (Counseling, Advocacy, Referral, Education and Services) is a nationally recognized collaboration between the University of Buffalo Schools of Dental Medicine and Social Work. It was created as an innovative solution to address access to oral health care issues faced by marginalized populations.
To develop, organize and oversee the daily operations of the CARES Program. Supervision and case management coordination of Master of Social Work students annually. Provide brief case management services to School of Dental Medicine patients who experience access to care barriers and difficulty completing their treatment (transportation issues, psychosocial concerns, financial limitations or other barriers to receiving dental care).
Training of faculty and students: on proper intervention strategies for patients who present with psychosocial issues that interrupt their ability to maintain optimal health.
Development of protocol for faculty and students to use in recognizing and managing patients who present with conditions that are likely to impact their health.
Provide student support when patients present with psychosocial issues that negatively impact their ability to maintain treatment plan requirements.
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