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Media Coverage and Press REleases
Clinic’s grant will improve dental care access
A newly received grant will allow River Valley Family Health Centers to increase dental care access at the federally qualified health facility’s locations in Delta and Olathe.
Delta Dental Awards Funding to 31 Colorado Nonprofits to Improve Oral Health
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) announced on January 9 that it will provide $3.5 million in funding over 3 years to 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations to support projects that create accessible oral health care and advance oral health equity.
Delta Dental grants $3.5M to 31 Colorado organizations
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation announced Jan. 9 that it will grant $3.5 million over three years to 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations for projects that improve access to oral healthcare.
Community Care Clinic awarded $212,000 grant for dental care
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has announced that it will provide $3.5 million in funding over three years to 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations, including Summit Community Care Clinic, to support projects that advance oral health equity for Coloradans.
HopeWest to receive $50,000 grant
Grand Junction’s HopeWest will receive a $50,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation to start an oral health, hygiene and virtual dentistry program for seniors at its wellness clinic at the Center for Living Your Best.
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.