$3.4 million will be distributed over three years to support projects that advance oral health equity. Today, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) announced that it will provide $3.4 million in funding over three years to 29 Colorado nonprofit organizations to support projects designed to advance oral health equity in local communities.
Category: DDCOF Press Releases
New funding opportunity available for Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in improving oral health
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has released a request for applications from Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in implementing projects or seeking general operating support to advance oral health equity in their communities. This funding opportunity is open to organizations statewide. The goal is to strengthen opportunities for people that have historically been overlooked. Read more in our press release.
Grant Funding to 10 Colorado Nonprofit Medical Practices to Provide Dental Services
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation will provide $3.3 million in funding over four years to 10 Colorado nonprofit medical practices to integrate a dental hygienist into their medical teams to provide dental services. This funding is part of Wave II of DDCOF’s Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project, which seeks to improve the oral health of underserved Coloradans. Twenty-six medical practices have received funding from DDCOF through the CO MDI Project since it launched in 2015.
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Releases New Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Medical Practices to Provide Dental Hygiene Services
November 28, 2017 Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) released a request for applications (RFA) from nonprofit medical practices in Colorado interested in integrating a dental hygienist into their medical teams to provide dental hygiene services. This RFA is part of Wave II of funding for DDCOF’s Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project, which seeks to improve the oral health of vulnerable Coloradans.
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.
2016 Innovation Grants Recipients Announced
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.
Allison Cusick Named Executive Director of the Foundation
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.
Peak Family Medicine Now Offering Preventive Dental Care During Regular Medical Visits
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.
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Celebrates Second Annual Oral Health Champions
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.
Accepting Applications for 2016 Innovation Grants
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.
National Journal Recognizes Colorado’s Innovative Models for Providing Oral Health Care in Pediatric Medical Settings
Unique methods of delivering preventive dental services in pediatric medical settings to reduce oral health disparities are highlighted in a new report published in The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.
Moving the Needle on the #1 Chronic Disease of Childhood
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.