Oral Health Care Access
Good oral health starts with having access to care. Through an in-depth data analysis with the Colorado Health Institute and examination of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation grantees, the San Luis Valley and the East Denver Metro communities were identified as areas where major barriers exist to accessing care.
Our place-based initiative aims to work with these communities to develop long-term relationships, partnerships, resources, and solutions crafted to fit their needs.
We hope to build better, more innovative systems for access to quality oral health care.
of San Luis Valley residents visited a dentist in the past 12 months compared to 74% statewide.
of residents in the San Luis Valley do not have dental insurance.
of East Denver Metro residents are enrolled in Medicaid.
of residents of the Montbello neighborhood in East Denver Metro live at 100% below the federal poverty level.