Health policy/Other Policy Forum Jan 2022 What Primary Care Innovation Teaches Us About Oral Health Integration Ann Claire Greiner, MCP and Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW Five lessons from the patient-centered medical home could help motivate infrastructure investment, care innovation, and payment reforms critical to achieving equity. AMA J Ethics. 2022;24(1):E64-72. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.64. History of Medicine Jan 2022 Eight Ways to Mitigate US Rural Health Inequity Jo Henderson-Frost, MD, MPH and Mark Deutchman, MD In March and April 2020, more than 90% of dental practices were closed entirely or seeing emergency patients only. AMA J Ethics. 2022;24(1):E73-79. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.73. Policy Forum Jan 2022 Time for Dental Care to Be Considered Essential in US Health Care Policy Marko Vujicic, PhD and Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH Training, service delivery, and financing are done separately in dentistry and general health care, which has influenced reimbursement structures, access to services, and outcomes. AMA J Ethics. 2022;24(1):E57-63. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.57. History of Medicine Jan 2022 Why Don’t Medicare and Medicaid Cover Dental Health Services? Jorie Braunold, MLIS This brief visual and narrative history explains why dentistry exists outside medicine, rather than as a specialty within it. AMA J Ethics. 2022;24(1):E89-98. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.89. Policy Forum Nov 2021 How Medicaid and States Could Better Meet Health Needs of Persons Experiencing Homelessness Sana Charania Access to shelter can improve health outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness and reduce overall health costs. AMA J Ethics. 2021;23(11):E875-880. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2021.875.