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Making An Impact – 2016 Annual Report

July 12, 2017

Reaching Colorado communities about the importance of oral health is our goal every day. Funding from Delta Dental of Colorado supports our grants and initiatives to make an positive impact in the community. We are grateful for this support as well as the leadership of our Board of Directors. Our partners help us move toward achieving our mission of eradicating childhood tooth decay. Read more in our 2016 Annual Report, Making An Impact.

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Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Preventive Dentistry Honors Executive Director’s Efforts to Help Colorado Kids Improve Oral Health

December 20, 2016

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine have announced the “Barbara Springer Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Preventive Dentistry.” This scholarship was established to honor Barbara Springer’s commitment to helping the underserved and to pass the torch to the next generation who share her passion for improving the dental health of Colorado’s children.

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2016 Innovation Grants Recipients Announced

December 13, 2016

Five Colorado-based organizations will work to develop next-generation medical devices and new approaches to expand access to quality oral care. Recipients of the 2016 Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Innovation Grants include researchers, nonprofits and high-tech companies throughout the Front Range.

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Allison Cusick Named Executive Director of the Foundation

October 28, 2016

The Board of Directors of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is pleased to announce Allison Cusick, MPA as the new Executive Director. A public health professional with 18 years of nonprofit and oral health leadership experience, Cusick currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for DDCOF. Read the press release.

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Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

August 15, 2016

The board of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation now seeks a committed, innovative, dynamic professional to lead the next chapters of the foundation and the community benefit program’s impact in Colorado. Read more in the leadership profile. See job description here.  

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Peak Family Medicine Now Offering Preventive Dental Care During Regular Medical Visits

August 1, 2016

Peak Family Medicine is now offering a variety of preventive dental health services for children and adults during regular medical visits at its Montrose clinic. All forms of dental insurance, including Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus, are accepted.

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Rooted in Partnership – 2015 Annual Report

July 18, 2016

Another year of generous funding from Delta Dental of Colorado helped us raise the visibility of the foundation. With the support of our board, we were able to use innovative methods to reach target populations through our initiatives and projects. The contributions from our partners helped us move toward achieving our mission of eradicating childhood tooth decay. Read more in our 2015 Annual Report, Rooted in Partnership.    

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Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Celebrates Second Annual Oral Health Champions

July 15, 2016

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) has announced the winners of its second annual Oral Health Champion Awards (video link). These awards celebrate efforts to help eradicate the most common chronic disease of childhood: tooth decay. Two organizations and two individuals have been recognized with 2016 Oral Health Champion Awards. Read about the winners in our press release.

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Accepting Applications for 2016 Innovation Grants

June 29, 2016

Grant proposals of $5,000 to $50,000 are being accepted now through Sept. 1 for any Colorado-based organization or individual with an innovative approach to improve oral health in the state. The Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Innovation Grants project will make available a total of $200,000 in grant awards.

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Moving the Needle on the #1 Chronic Disease of Childhood

January 7, 2016

The results of a new study by Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation demonstrate the effectiveness of the bilingual Cavities Get Around campaign in the effort to prevent tooth decay, the #1 chronic disease of childhood and a “silent epidemic.” The study, conducted by HealthCare Research, Inc., was given to 600 low-income families in English and Spanish across Colorado, and shows significant progress toward improving child oral health by reducing consumption of juices and drinking more water.

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