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