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The ABCD program in each Washington county or region is coordinated by the local health jurisdiction or a community agency under contract with the state Health Care Authority. Local ABCD programs play an essential role. They work closely with the ABCD dental champion, dental society and ABCD-participating dentists. They also provide active outreach to organizations in which Apple Health-eligible (Medicaid) children receive services, identify and enroll young children in ABCD, orient the family to the program and match the child with an ABCD-certified dentist.

When needed, the local program helps ABCD families make and keep dental appointments by providing family education or helping families overcome obstacles to care, such as lack of transportation and language barriers.