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Colorado hopes to double dental hygiene students with $5M grant

A big boost in funding should help drill down the shortage of dental hygienists in our state. Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is supplying four grants totaling nearly $5 million to expand dental hygiene programs across Colorado and increase diversity.

Four Colorado colleges granted $5M by Delta Dental to expand oral health programs

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, one of the largest funders of oral health initiatives in the state, on Monday said it’s granting a total of nearly $5 million to four colleges to help them expand existing dental hygiene programs or start new ones from scratch — all with the goal of addressing workforce shortages and diversifying the profession.

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.

La Fundación Delta Dental de Colorado otorga casi $11 millones a organizaciones que trabajan para promover la equidad en la salud bucal en todo el estado

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Awards Nearly $11 Million to Organizations Working to Promote Oral Health Equity

Support SB21-102: Continue Dental Access with ITR and SDF Treatments by Dental Hygienists

SB 102 is a sunset review bill that would continue allowing dental hygienists to provide these treatments. The dental stakeholder community collectively asks your support for this bill.

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 of Colorado Foundation Provides Grants to 34 Nonprofit Organizations

Investment of $2 million supports organizations across the state providing support services to community members most impacted by COVID-19.

DENVER – Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) is providing $2 million in funding this year to 34 Colorado nonprofit organizations, reaching 95,000 Coloradans. These organizations connect people most significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19 to health care services and resources such as food and housing assistance.