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Media Coverage and Press REleases
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
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Opens 2022 Grant Opportunities to Increase Oral Health Equity
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Awards More Than $7 Million to Expand Access to Dental Care
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.