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.
America’s Oral Health Is Improving Thanks to Better Prevention, Expanded Access to Care
The Pew Charitable Trusts are wrapping up their long-term dental campaign, which worked to address policy changes that would increase access to dental care.
Oral Health Care: What Are Funders Supporting?
A recent edition of Health Affairs’ “GrantWatch” blog outlined key oral health policy issues and provided an update on recent foundation grants in oral health. Several GIH Funding Partners are featured.
Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges
A new report from the National Institutes of Health provides a road map on how to improve the nation’s oral health. Released by NIH’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the report emphasizes the importance of oral health, and challenges to the creation of more equitable access to oral health services. Potential roles for health philanthropy are highlighted including grantmaking and policy engagement regarding insurance access, community health education, and school-based dental services.
New Oral Health Policy Equity Tool
A user-friendly, interactive resource, the tool is designed to help key stakeholders center equity and community engagement in oral health policy agenda-setting. It is flexible and can be used to foster important advocacy conversations or analyze a specific piece of legislation or a comprehensive policy agenda.
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.
Connect With Funder Peers on Oral Health
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