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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.
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.
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.”
DENTAL, OPTICAL CLINICS TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY
Both the dental and optical clinics at Melissa Memorial Hospital are closing permanently, MMH announced earlier this week.
Delta Dental companies donated $76.3 million, positively impacting the oral and overall health of 12.8 million Americans in 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Delta Dental Institute released its first-ever Community Impact Report, highlighting the investments Delta Dental companies and their foundations made in 2019 to expand access to oral health care, improve oral health education, and support communities. Delta Dental donated more than $76.3 million in 2019, impacting the lives of more than 12.8 million people and funding more than 1,700 programs.
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.