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CareQuest Institute for Oral Health: March 2024

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health released a new report titled The Hour of Need: Productivity Time Lost Due to Urgent Oral Health Needs, which found that adults 18 and older in the US lose more than 243 million work or school hours annually due to oral health problems.

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Thirty-Three Years Later: Oral Health Care Still Not Accessible for Individuals with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted on July 26, 1990, stands as one of the most significant civil rights laws in U.S. history. Designed to eliminate discrimination and ensure equal opportunities for Americans with disabilities, the ADA has had a profound impact on advancing health equity in various domains, including oral health. The ADA has been a transformative force in advancing health equity for Americans with disabilities by championing their rights to accessible health care services. Under Title II of the ADA, state and local governments, including public healthcare institutions, are mandated to offer equal access and reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. This ensures that medical facilities, including dental offices, are equipped to cater to diverse patient needs, fostering an environment where disabled individuals can receive oral health services with dignity and equality

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Requests for Proposals

CareQuest Institute: August 2023

CareQuest Institute is offering 10 grants of up to $125,000 to fund projects that are working to address systemic barriers to oral health, including access to oral health, for people with disabilities.

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Myechia Minter-Jordan of CareQuest Institute to Be Honored with 2023 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy

Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, will receive the 2023 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy.

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Dental Therapy Toolkit

W.K. Kellogg Foundation has released a new toolkit for advocates and partners that spotlights the work of dental therapists and emphasizes how they promote economic development through job creation and business growth, expand the dental care team, and increase access to care for communities across the United States. The toolkit contains helpful fact sheets; an updated timeline; useful one-pagers on why dental therapy matters; messages that frame how dental therapists are cost-effective providers that are making a lasting difference in communities; and a suite of spotlights that feature several practicing, community dental therapists and elevate how they are reaching underserved communities, providing cost-effective care and increasing access through innovation.

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