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Oral Health

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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February 2017

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.

February 2017

A new CDC Data Brief examines sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth between 2011 and 2014. Among the findings, researchers found that almost two-thirds of boys and girls consumed at least one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day and older youth on average consumed more of these beverages and accounted for a higher percentage of daily calories relative to younger children.

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