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Colorado will soon start licensing dental therapists in effort to help expand oral health care options

A 2022 bill provided the means for licensing dental therapists, a mid-level provider who could narrow the oral health equity gap. But training for them doesn’t exist in Colorado.

Grant to Raising a Reader to Aid Reading, Oral Health

Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute has received a grant from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation that will support two existing programs: Bolsitas Rojas, a parent-child education program; and 123 Let's Read, a literacy-readiness program for preschool-age children. In addition, each student will receive an age-appropriate, bilingual oral health book and a toothbrush, toothpaste, and oral health guidance for their parents.

Colorado Foundations destinará $3 millones para respaldar el acceso equitativo a las vacunas en las comunidades de Colorado afectadas de manera desproporcionada por el COVID

(Denver, CO) – Ocho fundaciones de Colorado han creado una asociación única centrada en financiar esfuerzos del personal de campo para conectar a los habitantes de Colorado que viven a diario sin acceso a servicios críticos y oportunidades debido a su raza y / o su estatus socioeconómico con acceso a información y vacunas contra el COVID-19.

Colorado Foundations Direct $3 Million to Support Equitable Vaccine Access in Colorado Communities Disproportionately Affected by COVID

(Denver, CO) – Eight Colorado foundations have created a unique partnership focused on funding on- the-ground efforts to connect Coloradans who live daily without access to critical services and opportunities due to race and/or their socioeconomic status with access to COVID-19 vaccines and information.

Delta Dental grant helps Community Partnership in Teller county sustain programs

When the coronavirus struck the nation in March, Community Partnership Family Resource Center went into an immediate pivot.

Within a few days of the shutdown announcement, Jodi Mijares director of the nonprofit organization, and her staff, launched a food pantry. “As other agencies started closing, schools, churches, they brought us their food,” Mijares said. “So it just kind of happened.”


Both the dental and optical clinics at Melissa Memorial Hospital are closing permanently, MMH announced earlier this week.

New partnership for school-based health centers begins this fall

The Roaring Fork Schools and Mountain Family Health Centers have partnered to operate five school-based health centers (SBHCs) in the district beginning this fall, including the addition of Glenwood Springs High School.

Seniors Need Effective Dental Care Too

My great-grandmother “GG” was scrappy, maybe because she was a product of the roaring ’20s. She would come for a week visit and stay for three to six months. We didn’t have a guest bedroom, so we would just rearrange the furniture in the dining room and add a bed so we could keep her longer.

Globeville Community Gets First Dental Clinic

(CBS4) – The Globeville community now has its first dental clinic. It is inside Clinica Tepeyac and was made possible by a grant from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. Since it opened in October 2019, Maria Rangel can now afford to take care of her teeth for the first time in years.

Two Boulder County nonprofits to benefit from Delta Dental’s boost to oral health care

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has announced it will provide $3.5 million in funding over three years to 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations to support projects that create accessible oral health care and advance oral health equity. Among them are two local nonprofits, Clinica Family Health and Dental Aid.