To address longstanding problems of low utilization of dental services among Medicaid-enrolled children, the Michigan Medicaid program implemented the innovative Healthy Kids Dental program in 2000. The objective of the study was to understand the impact of Healthy Kids Dental on children’s access to dental care, including rates of preventive dental care; and to determine whether children with Healthy Kids Dental coverage are establishing dental homes.
Susan J. Woolford, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Woolford's clinical and research interests focus on behavioral interventions in the clinical setting for the treatment of obesity, particularly for severely obese adolescents. Her research explores the delivery of weight management interventions and outcomes from multidisciplinary obesity care. In particular, Dr. Woolford's work focuses on the use of communications technology to enhance patient engagement and adherence to treatment recommendations.
Research from the National Poll on Children's Health