A Cooperative Education Model for Promoting Oral Health and Primary Care Integration within a Health Care for the Homeless Program

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2018;29(2):591-600. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2018.0043.


This report describes an innovative cooperative education model for promoting the integration of oral health and primary care in a safety-net setting for homeless populations. The model situates health sciences students as change agents within the health care team to facilitate interprofessional collaboration and medical-dental integration.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Dental Care / organization & administration*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Homeless Persons*
  • Humans
  • Models, Educational*
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • United States