Oral health is essential to overall health, but access to such services is limited. In response, many foundations and corporate giving programs are working to improve oral health care through policy and advocacy, workforce development, and delivery system support. GIH strives to increase funder awareness of this important need, particularly for vulnerable populations.
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The national Sealant Work Group has issued a report with 16 recommendations for programs, policymakers, and other key stakeholders to strengthen the ability of school-based sealant programs to serve more children at-risk for dental caries. Funded by, among others, Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and Washington Dental Service Foundation, the Sealant Work Group created additional resources to support the work of school-based sealant programs, including a customizable infographic and a communications plan worksheet.
A new blog series at Community Catalyst has launched that will give voice to the many different perspectives on dental therapists at work. Currently allowed to operate in Alaska, Minnesota, Vermont, and Maine, the series has launched with a post from Sarah Wovcha, Executive Director of Children’s Dental Services, one of the first employers of dental therapists in Minnesota.
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Most Recent Publications
Increasing Access to Oral Health Care in Missouri: One Funder's Approach
April 26, 2016
Cynthia P. Hayes, Missouri Foundation for Health
The Role of Evaluation in Designing CHOMPERS! and Bringing Dental Care to Kids
September 23, 2013
Lisa Payne Simon, M.P.H., Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
Returning the Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health & Primary Care
September 26, 2012
Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care
This white paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care, makes the case for including preventive oral health care in routine medical care.
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