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Sunrise Community Health among 31 nonprofit organizations to receive funding
Evans’ Sunrise Community Health Monfort Family Clinic, 2930 11th Ave., was among 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations to receive funding from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, according to a news release.
31 nonprofit organizations receive funding from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation to improve oral health in Colorado communities
Foundation has contributed $6.9 million since 2018 to support community-led solutions that elevate the oral health of underserved Coloradans. Today, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) announced that 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 across the lifespan and advance oral health equity.
Increased age, decreased dental care
I stare out the living room window. Children parade on the grass and tug at Ama’s skirt. It takes me back to that day 14 years ago that changed my life forever… parenthood.
Seeing how much my 66-year old mother thrives as a grandmother gives me anxiety. She does not act a day over 30. How could I not dread getting older, if already at 30 I feel tired and am ready for bed at 8:00 p.m.? It’s not the lack of energy that burdens me; it’s aging as a person of color in today’s world.
Delta Dental of Colorado Hires Adeeb Khan as Vice President, Executive Director
Khan will serve as the VP of corporate responsibility and the executive director of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. Delta Dental of Colorado hired Adeeb Khan as the new vice president of corporate social responsibility and executive director of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, beginning January 6, 2020.
Letter to the editor: Gritting my Teeth, Real Stress Accessing Dental Care in Chaffee County
Another Saturday morning and my to-do list is again bursting with errands and commitments. As I sit at a stoplight allowing my mind to race, I think “Weekends can be stressful.” Then I pause, thinking about my recent visits to Chaffee County meeting with community members. It was a great opportunity to hear and experience directly from them and with them, the challenges young children, pregnant women and families face when it comes to accessing oral health services in Colorado.
Marine staff sergeant, Air Force second lieutenant become patient, doctor at Heroes Clinic
Dental students serve veterans at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. AURORA, Colo. — John Berdeaux had resigned himself to not chewing or smiling properly. His mouth was a mess, and as one tooth decayed in the front, he said he pulled it out himself. His molars were gone, and he said he ate lettuce “like a rabbit.”
Entrevista en La Voz del Pueblo con Fernando Sergio
Mirella Chavez platica con Fernando Sergio sobre la importancia de la salud oral.
Denver alternative high school adds dental services to keep students from missing classes
18 schools in Denver have medical clinics, four offer dental care- Getting dental care can be a hassle, but for Armani Manzanares, a student at Denver’s Florence Crittenton High School, it’s relatively pain-free: She can pick up her son Nathan from nursery school, walk less than a football field away and knock out both their appointments at once.
Telemundo Tu Salud: Florence Crittenton
Una iniciativa en Denver para ayudar a las madres estudiantes embarazadas a tener salud dental gratis.
Video courtesy of KDEN Telemundo Denver. Story originally aired on 9/19/19.
Clinica Tepeyac in Globeville is getting a full dental clinic
The clinic primarily serves Latino patients, who visit a dentist at lower rates than other groups. – Dr. Pamela Valenza smiles when the retrofitted room at Clinica Tepeyac with little cartoon animals comes up in conversation.