Impact

Primary Approaches

Primary Approaches

Sufficient Workforce

The network of oral health care providers that address oral health has sufficient and targeted resources, training, number and characteristic to meet patient needs.

The network of oral health care providers that address oral health has sufficient and targeted resources, training, number and characteristic to meet patient needs.

Amount of $ Granted

$211778 made in grants
$0
250K
500K

Grants

  • National Dental Association Foundation, Inc.

    Arkansas: This investment supports the Increasing Diversity in Dentistry preparatory program for unevenly prepared pre-dental college students, where key components include mentoring, academic enrichment and community service in order to increase diversity among health professional with the ultimate goal of eliminating oral health disparities. Funds for this grant will be used by the National Dental Associations Foundation to support the IDID Program, specifically for the academic enrichment activities, community service and an administrative fee of 15%. The enrollment for new students for the 2014 – 2015 academic year is anticipated at seventeen and seventy-five formally enrolled students are currently in dental school. Grant funds provided through the President’s Fund for this program will reduce disparities in oral health care.

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    Amount: $34,500
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
  • Envision 2020

    Alabama: This investment supports Envision 2020 initiative to increase access to dental care in the River Region of Alabama; $5,000 is to sponsor an Oral Health Conference on September 12, "Oral Health, Why Should it Matter?" and $40,000 for a program director to implement action that stems from the conference as a Collective Impact initiative. Envision 2020 implements goals formulated from regional public meetings that cover topics from downtown development, to transportation to healthcare. This investment helps to ensure that the "visions of the people" become reality through strategic collaborative planning among citizens with leaders in business and government in a five-county region surrounding Montgomery, Alabama; their ultimate healthcare vision if for a medical and dental home for every resident of the River Region. A $5,000 grant from the President’s Fund will improve access to oral health care in the Montgomery, Alabama area.

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    Amount: $5,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Alabama
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • University of Maryland, School of Public Health

    Maryland: This investment supports the University of Maryland to gain a more comprehensive and detailed qualitative understanding of the factors that promote and support or limit pregnant women and their infants and young children from benefiting from integrated, science-based and timely social services and dental and medical health care delivery services that are aligned with home care support. This project is an essential precursor to, and will inform, the establishment of a prepared and incentivized network of health, social service, and community provider workforce that includes support for home based services led by the “mom.” The outcomes of this project will contribute to addressing oral health education and service needs of pregnant women within patient centered health home efforts. $139,093 will support staff time to implement the project, travel associated with conducting focus groups, and participant incentives. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $139,093
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Northeastern University

    Support to Northeastern University (NU) to implement its Innovations in Interprofessional Oral Health Care: Technology, Instruction, Practice, and Service Program. The Program is designed to support the integration of oral health throughout the health care delivery system and improve health outcomes for underserved populations in the community.

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    Amount: $403,164
    Period:
    06/01/2014 to 05/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Providers Represent Community
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
  • University of the Pacific

    Support to the University of the Pacific in the enhancement and expansion of policy supporting the Virtual Dental Home (VDH) model, an innovative, community-based, geographically distributed oral health delivery system targeted towards underserved communities. By collaborating with key partners (including, CDA, CDHA, HAD, FQHC Dental Clinics, and CPCA) and leveraging technology to fill a critical gap in oral health care access, Pacific will continue to exhibit the viability and effectiveness of the VDH model to improve and maintain the oral health of underserved populations in California. Funding this program aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to sufficient and equitable care by eliminating several of the current access barriers for at-risk groups. Grant funds will cover personnel and consultant time to support the implementation of the plan and overhead and material costs.

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    Amount: $199,925
    Period:
    06/01/2014 to 05/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    10 Largest School Districts
  • University of Alabama

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/30/2014
    Location:
    Alabama
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute of Oral Health

    Support to The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Institute of Oral Health to convene and co-host a national symposium in association with the Santa Fe Group. This symposium is intended to drive discussion towards specific actionable strategies that will include new core competencies within the dental hygiene curriculum based on improving patient health.

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    Amount: $25,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • Trustees of Boston University

    Support to the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine to fund the 2013 Delta Dental Award for Excellence in Public Health. Since 2005, the award has been presented to a fourth year student who has excelled in his/her public health activity, event or community-based setting during his/her 10 week Externship rotation.

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    Amount: $500
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
  • Oral Health Kansas

    Support to Oral Health Kansas as part of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Over the past decade, Kansas has developed a deep oral health infrastructure, however poor and underserve Kansans continue to struggle to gain access to dental providers and a way to pay for dental services.

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    Amount: $98,423
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Kansas
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
  • West Virginia University Research Corporation

    Funding to the West Virginia University Research Corporation to support the education of a specifically targeted audience (general dentists, particularly in rural areas) to lead to routine implementation of "vital pulp therapy" in carious teeth with pulp exposures. The proposed initiative will utilize the existing WVU School of Dentistry Rural Faculty members. Faculty will be instructed in the correct techniques, procedures, and data recording and collection using virtual classroom venues and teledentistry for continued support.

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    Amount: $50,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Policy Supports Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • New Hampshire Public Health Association

    Support to the New Hampshire Public Health Association to support the New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition (NHOHC) as lead convenor of a broad-spectrum, statewide oral health stakeholder group. dental hygienists (PHDHs) to provide preventive oral health services in community-based underserved areas of New Hampshire. Since New Hampshire has no county or state-based public health infrastructure for the provision of essential public health services, this project would examine existing infrastructure to determine the capacity and feasibility of each for the deployment of PHDHs into underserved populations and geographic areas.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Policy Supports Workforce
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    Support to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for the Harvard Dental School graduate program in Dental Public Health’s celebration of graduates.

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    Amount: $500
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
  • Trustees of Tufts College: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Support to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) to take the lead in advancing Interprofessional Education (IPE) for healthcare at Tufts. In partnership with Tufts Medical School and Tufts Medical Center, TUSDM will explore various models for an IPE program and through a thorough and candid evaluation of the outcomes, recommend guidelines, and standards for dissemination to other institutions of education.

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    Amount: $192,255
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • South Carolina Research Foundation

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Approaches:
    Policy Supports Workforce
    Sufficient Workforce
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Virginia Oral Health Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration

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    Amount: $149,949
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Virginia
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
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Disease Management and Prevention

Care delivery is resourced to improve oral health through evidenced based preventive and chronic disease management methodologies.

Care delivery is resourced to improve oral health through evidenced based preventive and chronic disease management methodologies.

Amount of $ Granted

$713541 made in grants
$0
500K
1M

Grants

  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

    This investment supports the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PAAAP) to act as the backbone organization for a collective impact model shaped around the eradication of dental disease in young children. PAAAP will partner with the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health, and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers to implement a statewide collective impact model that focuses on health policy, community based prevention and care delivery services, provider training and education, and improving financing of preventive services to promote efficiency and sustainability. Specific outputs will include: a revision of the Pennsylvania State Oral Health Plan; engagement of policymakers around the importance of oral health; increased fluoride varnish application in community based nondental settings; improved oral health literacy through education delivered by WIC and Head Start centers; development and dissemination of consistent oral health messaging and resources statewide; and delivery of oral health training to primary care providers using the Smiles for Life Curriculum as part of the EPIC Oral Health training program. This proposal will support improvement across all four systems, and will address the core components of each driver associated with the Oral Health 2020 Target of 75% of children reaching age 5 without a cavity. $597,517 will support the coordination and implementation of the proposed work across four organizations and include staff time, travel and meeting expenses, and project materials.

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    Amount: $597,517
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Michigan Oral Health Coalition

    Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas: This investment supports the Michigan Oral Health Coalition to partner with Oral Health Kansas and the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition to develop a Midwest collaborative to formally connect local stakeholders to the state and national stakeholders in the oral health movement. Each state will engage in local coalition building, providing technical assistance and guidance to participating communities as they develop strategic oral health plans that align with each community’s identified Oral Health 2020 targets and goals. This regional network will connect local coalitions to state and national networks, develop a common vision of systems change necessary for an oral health movement, and provide participating communities with access to resources, knowledge, and oral health data necessary to enact large-scale change. $560,078 will support personnel time, including state community development specialists and a Midwest Manager to provide technical assistance and resources to local coalitions; consultant services focused on applying facilitative leadership skills; local community grants to support participation in the work; and travel and administrative costs necessary for the successful implementation of this proposal. This proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target that 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity. Grant funds will be paid in two installments, 50% ($280,039) on receipt of the signed Terms & Conditions and 50% ($280,039) contingent upon successful fulfillment of grant objectives as detailed in the approved work plan after receipt and review of the 6-month interim report.

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    Amount: $560,078
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Michigan
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc.

    Georgia: This investment supports the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Georgia
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    In Primary Education
  • Illinois Primary Health Care Association

    Illinois: This investment supports the Illinois Primary Health Care Association in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    In Primary Education
  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

    Kansas: This investment supports the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Kansas
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

    Arizona: This investment supports the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    In Primary Education
  • Quest in AI/AN Children

    This investment supports QUEST in AI/AN Children to convene working groups and bring subject matter experts together to report progress, and share results of their efforts to develop preventive solutions for children in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities suffering from high prevalence of severe caries in the primary dentition (CIPD). $98,000 will support staff time to facilitate multi-disciplinary workgroups, travel, office operations, meeting expenses, and a consultant to conduct data support and analysis.

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    Amount: $98,000
    Period:
    11/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    This investment supports the American Academy of Perdiatric Dentistry (AAPD) to develop and test a standardized, interprofessionally developed caries-risk assessment (CRA) methodology. $272,953 will support personnel, consultants and contract employees, travel, and data gathering and analysis to survey interdisciplinary teams, develop the CRA tool, and integrate predictive variables into EHR systems.

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    Amount: $272,953
    Period:
    10/01/2014 to 09/30/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry

    National: This investment supports the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry to hold a conference regarding innovations in the prevention and treatment of early childhood caries (ECC). The conference - which will be held on October 23-24, 2014 - will gather national and international experts to assess the evidence, as well as the potential of emerging approaches that can reduce ECC. It will advance and synthesize the science regarding primary and secondary methods to prevent ECC and establish policies and protocols for practitioners to follow regarding non-restorative treatment of the disease. $39,700 will help cover meeting and travel expenses, honoraria, office operations, and communications/marketing materials. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $39,700
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • University of the Pacific

    Support to the University of the Pacific in the enhancement and expansion of policy supporting the Virtual Dental Home (VDH) model, an innovative, community-based, geographically distributed oral health delivery system targeted towards underserved communities. By collaborating with key partners (including, CDA, CDHA, HAD, FQHC Dental Clinics, and CPCA) and leveraging technology to fill a critical gap in oral health care access, Pacific will continue to exhibit the viability and effectiveness of the VDH model to improve and maintain the oral health of underserved populations in California. Funding this program aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to sufficient and equitable care by eliminating several of the current access barriers for at-risk groups. Grant funds will cover personnel and consultant time to support the implementation of the plan and overhead and material costs.

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    Amount: $199,925
    Period:
    06/01/2014 to 05/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    10 Largest School Districts
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

    Continued support to the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: the development and execution of an oral health literacy campaign; a strengthened partnership with the Delaware Oral Health Coalition to act as a convening body for the development and execution of a revised state oral health plan; and the development and implementation of a case management system to find dental homes for children in the state. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to facilitate the process and design the literacy campaign.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Delaware
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Health Resources in Action

    Continued funding to support Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to develop community engagement and support to implement community water fluoridation (CWF) in two New England towns, Hartford, VT and Brockton, MA. Activities during implementation will include: significantly increase community awareness about the benefits of CWF and greater support for CWF implementation; stop attempts at ballot referenda around CWF; develop a toolkit to be used by other communities or coalitions interested in launching tier own grassroots CWF campaign; and elevate campaign impact and effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative data collection methods with a primary focus on the community’s support for and attitudes toward CWF. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, mini-grants to states, communications and marketing costs, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to facilitate a collaborative engagement process that will build effective networks for mobilization around the implementation of CWF in New England.

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    Amount: $448,579
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • MaineHealth

    Continued funding to support Maine Health to reduce gaps in the care delivery system that affect the oral health of highly vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations in Portland, ME. Activities during implementation will include: increasing access to preventive and restorative care, and to dental homes, among refugees and immigrants in Greater Portland; increasing general knowledge within the immigrant and refugee community about oral health promotion and recommended preventive care, by infusing oral health into the grassroots health promotion efforts by community based organizations; and advocating for increased access to preventive dental care among refugees and immigrants as well as other vulnerable populations. Grant funds will support the personnel to execute the outlined activities, communications and other overhead costs related to the plan, and partnerships with key stakeholders to promote oral health literacy and increases access to preventive dental care.

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    Amount: $88,019
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Maine
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • NCCPA Foundation, Inc. (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Foundation)

    Continued support for the nccPA Health Foundation for activities designed to build collective impact in oral health across the PA profession. By focusing on activities that expand physician assistant involvement in oral health through the use of Smiles for Life, this project specifically addresses strategic priorities of the DentaQuest Foundation and the NIIOH.

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    Amount: $166,971
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    Support to partner the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other national organizations to develop consensus in the area of caries risk assessment (CAT). Their goal is to increase utilization of a universally accepted and endorsed CAT process.

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    Amount: $348,571
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Florida Department of Health- Alachua County Health Department

    Continued funding to The Alachua County Health Department (ACHD) to support Oral Health Alachua, a community-based initiative that will result in improved oral heath among the residents of Alachua County, Florida. This project, a collaboration between the ACHD and the University of Florida College of Dentistry (COD), has been a successful integration of several priorities including: community collaboration, surveillance, and access to care and prevention.

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    Amount: $101,591
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Measuring Oral Health
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute of Oral Health

    Support to The American Dental Hygienists’ Association Institute of Oral Health to convene and co-host a national symposium in association with the Santa Fe Group. This symposium is intended to drive discussion towards specific actionable strategies that will include new core competencies within the dental hygiene curriculum based on improving patient health.

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    Amount: $25,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • American Dental Association

    Support to the American Dental Association (ADA) to will convene a three-day summit in November 2013 with the intent of developing a comprehensive, integrated national strategy for the prevention of oral disease similar to the 2009 Access to Dental Care Summit. The Prevention Summit will continue an effective model to engage oral health stakeholders to focus on the role of prevention in the oral health delivery system.

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    Amount: $50,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Oral Health America

    Support to Oral Health America (OHA) to support the Wisdom Tooth Project Web Portal, now known as www.ToothWisdom.org. The goal of this portal is to provide older adults and their caregivers the resources to inform them about the importance of oral health as we age, particularly the importance of prevention; connects older adults to resources needed to access care; as well as create a singular place where dental professionals, medical professionals, allied health professionals and older adult advocates can find resources, connect and build the community needed to make systematic change that is needed to improve the oral health of older adults.

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    Amount: $166,244
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • West Virginia University Research Corporation

    Funding to the West Virginia University Research Corporation to support the education of a specifically targeted audience (general dentists, particularly in rural areas) to lead to routine implementation of "vital pulp therapy" in carious teeth with pulp exposures. The proposed initiative will utilize the existing WVU School of Dentistry Rural Faculty members. Faculty will be instructed in the correct techniques, procedures, and data recording and collection using virtual classroom venues and teledentistry for continued support.

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    Amount: $50,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Policy Supports Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • (New York University) College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry

    Support to New York University College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry to create systems changes and supporting resources for the role of nurses as oral health care providers.

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    Amount: $262,641
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    New York
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • Foundation for Children

    Continued support to the Foundation for Children will allow the Collaborative to build upon the progress made during the last year by increasing the number of nondental clinicians delivering preventive oral health care, expanding access and helping to inform adoption of policies that encourage financial incentives to ensure long-term sustainability of nontraditional care delivery initiatives. The project leverages existing state programs engaging nondental clinicians in oral health throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine and incorporates key lessons learned by each program to expand the impact at a regional level.

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    Amount: $340,571
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    New England
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • National Association of Community Health Centers

    Continued support to More Health to support future activities that expand upon the base of local oral health coalitions built through their work, and to capitalize on the experience gained from the educational media outreach campaigns, with a goal of achieving sustainable policy change. More Health’s coalition serves as a model for other local coalitions in Florida and as a thought leader for the educational outreach activities of the statewide coalition, Oral Health Florida

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    Amount: $280,393
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
  • Maryland Dental Action Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Oral Health Literacy

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    Amount: $149,959
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • Oregon Oral Health Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System

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    Amount: $149,928
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Oregon
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
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Oral Health in Health Care

All health care providers address the total health care needs of the patients that they serve, including oral health.

All health care providers address the total health care needs of the patients that they serve, including oral health.

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  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

    This investment supports the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PAAAP) to act as the backbone organization for a collective impact model shaped around the eradication of dental disease in young children. PAAAP will partner with the Pennsylvania Head Start Association, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health, and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers to implement a statewide collective impact model that focuses on health policy, community based prevention and care delivery services, provider training and education, and improving financing of preventive services to promote efficiency and sustainability. Specific outputs will include: a revision of the Pennsylvania State Oral Health Plan; engagement of policymakers around the importance of oral health; increased fluoride varnish application in community based nondental settings; improved oral health literacy through education delivered by WIC and Head Start centers; development and dissemination of consistent oral health messaging and resources statewide; and delivery of oral health training to primary care providers using the Smiles for Life Curriculum as part of the EPIC Oral Health training program. This proposal will support improvement across all four systems, and will address the core components of each driver associated with the Oral Health 2020 Target of 75% of children reaching age 5 without a cavity. $597,517 will support the coordination and implementation of the proposed work across four organizations and include staff time, travel and meeting expenses, and project materials.

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    Amount: $597,517
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

    Arizona: This investment supports the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    In Primary Education
  • Florida Institute for Health Innovation

    Florida: This investments supports the Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) to expand and strengthen the existing statewide oral health network through the coalescence of the Florida Oral Health Alliance (Florida Alliance), an oral health collaborative comprised of a group of broad-based multi-sector stakeholders. Specifically, FIHI will broaden the state network of oral health agents, create an infrastructure that operates according to the principles of collective impact, and provide the alliance with backbone support. Through the Florida Alliance, FIHI will align stakeholder interests, including those most affected by disparities, to achieve results of improved access to and provision of dental care for Medicaid-eligible children. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity. The work will focus on financing mechanisms and engagement of families, communities, and care providers. $174,996 will support the personnel and stakeholder convening capacity needed to implement the project.

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    Amount: $174,996
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Maryland Dental Action Coalition, Inc

    Maryland: Support to the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) to work as the network leader to help eradicate dental disease in children and improve the oral health of pregnant women in Maryland. Specifically, MDAC will focus on strengthening Maryland’s oral health network; increasing oral health literacy of pregnant women, mothers, caregivers, and child care providers; improving oral health awareness, knowledge, and inter-professional collaboration of health providers; and advocating for oral health policy changes to achieve optimal oral health for pregnant women and all Marylanders. MDAC will help attain a shared understanding of the multiple factors that influence the health system and identify leverage points that can improve the state of Maryland’s oral health landscape. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity. $189,354 will be used to support personnel time and expenses related to the project’s implementation.

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    Amount: $189,354
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc.

    Georgia: This investment supports the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Georgia
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    In Primary Education
  • Illinois Primary Health Care Association

    Illinois: This investment supports the Illinois Primary Health Care Association in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    In Primary Education
  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved

    Kansas: This investment supports the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Kansas
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers

    Pennsylvania: This investment supports the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers in its role as a leading primary care association in the Strengthening the Oral Health Safety Net Learning Collaborative. In partnership with the four other matriculating primary care associations, this group of leaders will work together to design and implement a learning collaborative that spreads successful strategies emerging from the Strengthening the Oral Health Initiative to additional safety net partners across the country. Through a facilitated process, the five partnering primary care associations will consolidate effective strategies into a comprehensive change package of resources, and then design and implement dissemination activities that engage new primary care associations in improving their capacity to support the oral health programs within their community health centers. This learning collaborative will impact all of the Foundation’s systems change priorities by supporting the role of the safety net in the broader oral health movement. The safety net is a critical component of all of the Oral Health 2020 Goals and Targets. $75,000 will support staff time and travel associated with leading the learning collaborative.

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    Amount: $75,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    In Primary Education
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    This investment supports the American Academy of Perdiatric Dentistry (AAPD) to develop and test a standardized, interprofessionally developed caries-risk assessment (CRA) methodology. $272,953 will support personnel, consultants and contract employees, travel, and data gathering and analysis to survey interdisciplinary teams, develop the CRA tool, and integrate predictive variables into EHR systems.

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    Amount: $272,953
    Period:
    10/01/2014 to 09/30/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.

    Texas: This investment supports the Texas Oral Health Coalition's annual Oral Health Summit on November 6 - 8, 2014, the theme is "Interprofessional Collaboration for Collective Impact, which will draw 125 - 150 attendees from across the state of Texas. It is the Coalition's belief that Interprofessional understanding and collaboration will achieve better health for Texas citizens throughout their lifespan. Registration fees and sponsorships will fund most of the cost and they are looking for financial assistance to cover 17.6% of the summit which includes Speaker's fees and audio equipment. Grant funds will help the Coalition's strategy to change perceptions regarding oral health and disease so that oral health becomes an integral component of health policies and programs in Texas.

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    Amount: $6,035
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Texas
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
  • Florida Press Educational Services/Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education

    Florida: This investment supports the Newspaper in Education cooperative effort between schools and the Tampa Bay Times to encourage the use of newspapers as an educational resource; the newspaper provides teachers with informational text that engages students and relates academic learning to real-world experiences and serves educators, students and families in the six-county Tampa Bay region of Florida. To address the urgent need of the high number of underserved families NIE and its partner West Coast District Dental Association will create and distribute a curriculum supplement focused on oral health, hygiene, prevention, healthy habits and information about Medicaid and the ACA, community resources for low-cost dental care. Grant funds will be used for printing, insertion and distribution costs. Three options of investment will support a circulation ranging from 420,000, 247,000 and 140,000. Grant funding will support their goal to increase awareness about the importance of oral health, to encourage families to seek care and to increase access to care among underserved populations. In addition this grant will also support the educational interaction among students and teachers using newspaper as an educational resource regarding oral health.

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    Amount: $12,500
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
  • Envision 2020

    Alabama: This investment supports Envision 2020 initiative to increase access to dental care in the River Region of Alabama; $5,000 is to sponsor an Oral Health Conference on September 12, "Oral Health, Why Should it Matter?" and $40,000 for a program director to implement action that stems from the conference as a Collective Impact initiative. Envision 2020 implements goals formulated from regional public meetings that cover topics from downtown development, to transportation to healthcare. This investment helps to ensure that the "visions of the people" become reality through strategic collaborative planning among citizens with leaders in business and government in a five-county region surrounding Montgomery, Alabama; their ultimate healthcare vision if for a medical and dental home for every resident of the River Region. A $5,000 grant from the President’s Fund will improve access to oral health care in the Montgomery, Alabama area.

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    Amount: $5,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Alabama
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • Children Now

    California: This investment supports Children Now to engage and partner with community stakeholders throughout Los Angeles to build the capacity of public health sites to implement the pediatric oral health action plan, build support for the restoration of the California Children’s Dental Disease Prevention Program, and develop an effective dental referral process that ensures children have access to oral health care, education, and prevention. Children Now will explore financing mechanisms for public health programs that will promote their sustainability, leverage its networks to research and develop models implemented in other states to bridge early childhood and school-based systems together, and engage primary care providers in oral health education and prevention. Through this collaborative approach, Children Now and its partners will help to strengthen the broader community infrastructure to support the inclusion of oral health in statewide policy, public health program delivery, and coordinated care practices. $200,000 will be used to support personnel time, communications, travel, meeting expenses, and consultant expenses that contribute to the implementation of this project. This proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $200,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health Literacy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Center for Oral Health

    California: This investment supports the Center for Oral Health to increase medical-dental integration at school-based health centers in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), partner with Western University to support interprofessional collaborative practice and education and increase dental homes for LAUSD students through an expanded network of agencies and providers, and explore financially-sound business practices that contribute to the sustainability of integrating oral health into school-based health settings. In support of the Wellness Networks developed in partnership with LA Trust, the proposed work aims to develop linkages between schools and dental homes, ensuring that those students with acute care needs have access to care and oral health education where they are. In addition, as children enter school, there will be a warm-handoff and the supporting infrastructure in place to ensure that they continue to have their oral health needs met. $275,000 will be used to support personnel time, travel, and contracted services. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Targets of integrating oral health into patient-centered care models 75% of children reaching age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $275,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health Literacy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • University of Maryland, School of Public Health

    Maryland: This investment supports the University of Maryland to gain a more comprehensive and detailed qualitative understanding of the factors that promote and support or limit pregnant women and their infants and young children from benefiting from integrated, science-based and timely social services and dental and medical health care delivery services that are aligned with home care support. This project is an essential precursor to, and will inform, the establishment of a prepared and incentivized network of health, social service, and community provider workforce that includes support for home based services led by the “mom.” The outcomes of this project will contribute to addressing oral health education and service needs of pregnant women within patient centered health home efforts. $139,093 will support staff time to implement the project, travel associated with conducting focus groups, and participant incentives. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $139,093
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Services, Inc.

    Massachusetts: This investment supports the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC) to implement and field test a set of tools developed by Qualis Health to integrate oral health into Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) models in Community Health Centers. The integration includes health information technology (HIT) and electronic health records with a focus on enhanced procedures and work flow for referrals and shared information. MLCHC will engage five community health centers (CHCs) without co-located oral health services to participate. By evaluating the effectiveness of these tools to integrate oral health services into PCMHs, this investment will improve overall health and enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction by developing a capacity to engage CHCs to offer consumer-focused patient centered care to the underserved populations that are their focus. Demographic data indicates that a large share of CHCs clients represent low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged multi-ethnic and multi-racial populations. $300,000 will support the staffing, expert consultant services, and CHC capacity to field test and engage the providers to participate. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 Goal 1 of mandatory inclusion of an adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance and the target of including oral health in patient-centered care models.

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    Amount: $300,000
    Period:
    08/01/2014 to 07/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
  • Northeastern University

    Support to Northeastern University (NU) to implement its Innovations in Interprofessional Oral Health Care: Technology, Instruction, Practice, and Service Program. The Program is designed to support the integration of oral health throughout the health care delivery system and improve health outcomes for underserved populations in the community.

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    Amount: $403,164
    Period:
    06/01/2014 to 05/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Providers Represent Community
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
  • Foundation for Children

    Continued funding to support Foundation for Children to recruit and train medical and pediatric practices and residency programs to improve oral health screening, advice, referrals, and fluoride varnish application. Activities during implementation will include: recruiting and training practices including community health centers, private practices, and residencies; increasing the number of practices that adopt and maintain the oral health programs in their practices; incorporating oral health education into Medical School curriculum and interprofessional training; building in mechanisms for sustainability; and sharing learnings at regional and national meetings including presentations at NCOH and FMEC. Grant funds will support the personnel and consultant time to engage and train practices face-to-face, supplies, travel, and website development to maintain information about state policy and training options.

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    Amount: $231,971
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    New England
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Trustees of Tufts College: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Continued funding to support Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts) to build innovative programs that reinforce interprofesional training and a model of dental practice that supports the integration of oral and systemic health. Activities during implementation will include: Engaging the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Director and Tufts faculty to build expertise in IPE practices including program development, assessment, and faculty training; integrating interprofessional learning models and competencies across the dental school curriculum; building professional culture at Tufts that recognizes and embraces the importance of interprofessional, collaborative dental practice; and developing new relationships with IPE partner training programs and institutions in the Boston area. Grant funds will support the personnel to lead the activities outlined in the plan, equipment costs, and other related overhead expenses.

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    Amount: $151,192
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Foundation for Children

    Continued funding to support Foundation for Children to recruit and train medical and pediatric practices and residency programs to improve oral health screening, advice, referrals, and fluoride varnish application. Activities during implementation will include: recruiting and training practices including community health centers, private practices, and residencies; increasing the number of practices that adopt and maintain the oral health programs in their practices; incorporating oral health education into Medical School curriculum and interprofessional training; building in mechanisms for sustainability; and sharing learnings at regional and national meetings including presentations at NCOH and FMEC. Foundation for Children’s activities align with the Foundation’s focus on the eradication of dental disease in children by increasing the number of clinicians delivering preventive oral health care, expanding access and helping to inform adoption of policies that encourage financial incentives to ensure long-term sustainability of patient-centered care delivery initiatives. Grant funds will support the personnel and consultant time to engage and train practices face-to-face, supplies, travel, and website development to maintain information about state policy and training options.

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    Amount: $231,971
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    New England
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Trustees of Tufts College: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Continued funding to support Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts) to build innovative programs that reinforce interprofesional training and a model of dental practice that supports the integration of oral and systemic health. Activities during implementation will include: Engaging the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Director and Tufts faculty to build expertise in IPE practices including program development, assessment, and faculty training; integrating interprofessional learning models and competencies across the dental school curriculum; building professional culture at Tufts that recognizes and embraces the importance of interprofessional, collaborative dental practice; and developing new relationships with IPE partner training programs and institutions in the Boston area. Tufts’ activities will align with the Foundation’s focus on effective inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models by integrating interprofessional learning at multiple levels including curriculum development, clinic-based pilots, simulation learning, and community service projects. Grant funds will support the personnel to lead the activities outlined in the plan, equipment costs, and other related overhead expenses.

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    Amount: $151,192
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs

    Continued support to the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: leveraging existing and active networks in the state to engage and mobilize stakeholders in the development of integrated care delivery systems regionally throughout the state; engaging community networks to increase oral health literacy in communities across the state through education and outreach; and implementing systems improvements that will support the delivery of integrated care. Grant funds will be used to support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to design literacy materials to be delivered in community settings.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

    Support to Marshfield Clinic (MC), to lead a collaborative between Family Health Center of Marshfield (FHC) and Security Health Plan (SHP) to systematically improve the oral and general health of populations they serve. The starting point for this transformative undertaking is a proof-of-concept demonstration that will leverage MC's established Health Informatics & Information Technology (HIIT) capabilities to improve the oral and general health of individuals with diabetes (DM).

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    Amount: $199,494
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
  • NCCPA Foundation, Inc. (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Foundation)

    Continued support for the nccPA Health Foundation for activities designed to build collective impact in oral health across the PA profession. By focusing on activities that expand physician assistant involvement in oral health through the use of Smiles for Life, this project specifically addresses strategic priorities of the DentaQuest Foundation and the NIIOH.

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    Amount: $166,971
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs

    Support to the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs to develop a formal infrastructure and create a unified strategy in which to have collective impact to affect oral health policy, programs, and financing priorities. New stakeholder groups, primarily consisting of community-based organizations, will be included in the new collaborative. Through this collation-building and planning process, consensus around implementation of additional aspects or programs to enhance cooperation between primary care and oral health will be developed.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Northeastern University

    Support to Northeastern University to engage students from multiple professions in learning about, from, and with each other to improve oral health outcomes. TIPS aims to prepare multiple health professions with team-based competencies to integrate oral health into comprehensive general health care with a focus on prevention and management of oral diseases, oral health literacy, and patient-provider communication.

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    Amount: $403,854
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • University of Alabama

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/30/2014
    Location:
    Alabama
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    Support to partner the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other national organizations to develop consensus in the area of caries risk assessment (CAT). Their goal is to increase utilization of a universally accepted and endorsed CAT process.

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    Amount: $348,571
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

    Continued support to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Smiles for Life Steering Committee to continue ongoing updating of the Smiles for Life oral health curriculum to ensure all materials reflect the latest evidence and educational technology, and add significant interprofessional element to all eight current modules.

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    Amount: $176,450
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • Arizona Association of Community Health Centers

    Support to the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (AACHC) to support a conference, focused on clinical and administrative leadership in health centers and PCAs within Region IX, entitled “Changing the Health of our Communities through Effective Partnerships”. The conference will promote leadership development through collaboration of multidisciplinary teams to address case studies focused on various healthcare delivery challenges.

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

    Continued support to the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Smiles for Life Steering Committee to continue ongoing updating of the Smiles for Life oral health curriculum to ensure all materials reflect the latest evidence and educational technology, and add significant interprofessional element to all eight current modules.

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    Amount: $12,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • (New York University) College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry

    Support to New York University College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry to create systems changes and supporting resources for the role of nurses as oral health care providers.

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    Amount: $262,641
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    New York
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • Foundation for Children

    Continued support to the Foundation for Children will allow the Collaborative to build upon the progress made during the last year by increasing the number of nondental clinicians delivering preventive oral health care, expanding access and helping to inform adoption of policies that encourage financial incentives to ensure long-term sustainability of nontraditional care delivery initiatives. The project leverages existing state programs engaging nondental clinicians in oral health throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine and incorporates key lessons learned by each program to expand the impact at a regional level.

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    Amount: $340,571
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    New England
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • Mercy Ministries of Laredo

    Support to Mercy Ministries of Laredo, which serves as the dental safety net in Webb County, Texas, to purchase a new sterilizer and cavitron (preventive instrument). This proposal aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to supporting urgent needs to preserve clinical capacity to provide access to care for underserved populations in safety net clinics and community clinics.

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    Amount: $5,891
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Texas
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Trustees of Tufts College: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Support to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) to take the lead in advancing Interprofessional Education (IPE) for healthcare at Tufts. In partnership with Tufts Medical School and Tufts Medical Center, TUSDM will explore various models for an IPE program and through a thorough and candid evaluation of the outcomes, recommend guidelines, and standards for dissemination to other institutions of education.

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    Amount: $192,255
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • U.S. National Oral Health Alliance

    Continued funding for the US National Oral Health Alliance (The Alliance) will support the Alliance to further develop as a platform for significant impact on the issues that affect oral health through engagement, in a new way, of diverse partners and stakeholders in a national conversation about oral health. Alliance Leadership Colloquia establish the common ground necessary for improvement to occur. In addition to fostering national alignment, the Alliance serves as a model and national-level resource for the Foundation’s Oral Health 2014 grantees. The Oral Health 2014 State Alliances support state-based impact that in many ways provides the “work” of the Alliance. This Initiative is a key component of the Foundation’s systems strategy, and as the Alliance continues to grow and expand its partnerships and reach at the national level, the opportunities for lasting and systemic change will ensure that the country moves closer to equal access to care for all populations.

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    Amount: $350,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Idaho
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Maryland Dental Action Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Oral Health Literacy

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    Amount: $149,959
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Disease Management and Prevention
  • Michigan Oral Health Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Michigan
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Mississippi State Department of Health

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration, Financing Models, and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • North Dakota Department of Health

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    North Dakota
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Oregon Oral Health Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System

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    Amount: $149,928
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Oregon
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration, Oral Health Literacy, and Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Rhode Island Kids Count, Inc.

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Oral Health Literacy

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Virginia Oral Health Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration

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    Amount: $149,949
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Virginia
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
  • Children's National Medical Center

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $148,925
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Washington
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Children Now

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Metrics for Improving Oral Health

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Florida Public Health Institute, Inc.

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration, Metrics for Improving Oral Health, and Oral Health Literacy

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Measuring Oral Health
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  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    This investment supports the American Academy of Perdiatric Dentistry (AAPD) to develop and test a standardized, interprofessionally developed caries-risk assessment (CRA) methodology. $272,953 will support personnel, consultants and contract employees, travel, and data gathering and analysis to survey interdisciplinary teams, develop the CRA tool, and integrate predictive variables into EHR systems.

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    Amount: $272,953
    Period:
    10/01/2014 to 09/30/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Harris County Hospital District Foundation

    Texas: This investment supports the Harris County Hospital District Foundation to provide critical dental care to the Homeless population in the Houston, Texas area. The Mobile Dental Program for the Homeless travels to fourtneen homeless shelters to provide services. $29,182 will fund mobile equipment to be used in a new mobile van, allowing an increase of visits from 2,400 in 2013 to over 4,000 once the mobile dental van is fully equipped. Grant funds provided through the Community Response Fund will improve access to care for the homeless population.

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    Amount: $29,182
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 08/31/2015
    Location:
    Texas
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health

    The Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health (LA Trust), in partnership with LAUSD and the PRC, aims to expand its current district-wide intervention to address the oral health of elementary school-aged children. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.

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    Amount: $200,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic/Haven for Hope Dental Clinic

    Texas: : This investment supports the ADA Mission of Mercy with San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic and Haven for Hope Dental Clinic intend to bring awareness to the wider community and the governmental agencies that may be able to address the problem of access to dental care for underserved Texas populations, through media coverage and participation by elected officials. The ADA has made a priority for the association and their Action for Dental Health program is a three-pronged action plan to address the dental health crisis in distinct areas: Provide care now to people suffering (MOM's, Give Kids a Smile); Strengthen & expand the public/private safety net which includes working with FQHC's and simplifying Medicaid; Disease prevention adn dental health education. The ADA has a campaign Action for Dental Health that works with legislatures on issues such as Medicaid reform for reimbursement. $10,000 will support Pre-screening functions prior to the event for more efficient delivery on the MOM weekend. Grant funds provided through the Community Response Fund will improve access to care for an underserved population of San Antonio and Bexar County.

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Texas
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Sufficient Funding
    Providers Represent Community
  • Health Law Advocates

    Massachusetts: This investment supports the Health Law Advocates Dental Health Access Initiative provide advocacy to low-income Massachusetts residents by providing free legal services regarding access to dental care and unaffordable bills to dental providers as well as participating in public policies activities. $10,000 from the President’s Fund will support the Dental Health Access Initiate meet challenges faced by low-income. HLA is the only legal aid organization that provides free legal assistance to resolve unaffordable bills, address coverage issues to households whose income is above 133% of the federal poverty level. This grant will support the personnel costs of pro bono representation of 18 low-income consumers and participation as a steering committee member of the Oral Health Advocacy Task Force.

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Sufficient Funding
  • Florida Press Educational Services/Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education

    Florida: This investment supports the Newspaper in Education cooperative effort between schools and the Tampa Bay Times to encourage the use of newspapers as an educational resource; the newspaper provides teachers with informational text that engages students and relates academic learning to real-world experiences and serves educators, students and families in the six-county Tampa Bay region of Florida. To address the urgent need of the high number of underserved families NIE and its partner West Coast District Dental Association will create and distribute a curriculum supplement focused on oral health, hygiene, prevention, healthy habits and information about Medicaid and the ACA, community resources for low-cost dental care. Grant funds will be used for printing, insertion and distribution costs. Three options of investment will support a circulation ranging from 420,000, 247,000 and 140,000. Grant funding will support their goal to increase awareness about the importance of oral health, to encourage families to seek care and to increase access to care among underserved populations. In addition this grant will also support the educational interaction among students and teachers using newspaper as an educational resource regarding oral health.

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    Amount: $12,500
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry

    National: This investment supports the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry to hold a conference regarding innovations in the prevention and treatment of early childhood caries (ECC). The conference - which will be held on October 23-24, 2014 - will gather national and international experts to assess the evidence, as well as the potential of emerging approaches that can reduce ECC. It will advance and synthesize the science regarding primary and secondary methods to prevent ECC and establish policies and protocols for practitioners to follow regarding non-restorative treatment of the disease. $39,700 will help cover meeting and travel expenses, honoraria, office operations, and communications/marketing materials. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goal 4 of eradicating dental disease in children and the target of having 75% of children reach age 5 without a cavity.

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    Amount: $39,700
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Virginia Oral Health Coalition

    Virginia: This investment supports the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) to strengthen and empower the oral health network in Virginia to facilitate advocacy, education, and awareness activities. Specifically, VaOHC will provide the infrastructure and leadership to nurture and expand the current oral health network to include representatives from health systems and payers who are currently at the forefront of the changing health care infrastructure in Virginia, traditionally underrepresented minority populations, and the provider community. This expanded network will bring the additional expertise, connections, ideas, and energy necessary to enable programs and policies that integrate oral health into ever-changing health care systems. This broader network will work collectively toward the Oral Health 2020 target to "ensure that emerging patient-centered care models in Virginia include oral health" by focusing on the drivers of effective care models, care provider engagement, and effective financing models. $199,996 will support the personnel and stakeholder convening capacity needed to expand the network’s footprint and circle of influence to achieve a shared vision where oral health is integrated into all aspects of Virginia’s health care landscape.

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    Amount: $199,996
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Virginia
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Sufficient Funding
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
  • MCPHS University

    Massachusetts: This investment supports the MCPHS to provide mobile dental services to residents in Worcester County, MA in collaboration with various social service agencies to offer an array of preventive hygiene services, provided in part by dental hygiene students from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene. Transportation, lack of evening and weekend office hours and access problems are barriers to obtaining oral health services. There is an estimated 800,000 Worcester County residents with documented poor oral health status among immigrants, under-privileged and elderly, who lack literacy skills, financial resources, access to insurance and transportation. Funds requested, $35,508 will be used toward two full units of mobile dental hygiene equipment. Grant funds provided through the Community Response Fund will improve access to care for an underserved population.

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    Amount: $35,508
    Period:
    08/01/2014 to 07/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Northeastern University

    Support to Northeastern University (NU) to implement its Innovations in Interprofessional Oral Health Care: Technology, Instruction, Practice, and Service Program. The Program is designed to support the integration of oral health throughout the health care delivery system and improve health outcomes for underserved populations in the community.

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    Amount: $403,164
    Period:
    06/01/2014 to 05/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Providers Represent Community
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
  • University of the Pacific

    Support to the University of the Pacific in the enhancement and expansion of policy supporting the Virtual Dental Home (VDH) model, an innovative, community-based, geographically distributed oral health delivery system targeted towards underserved communities. By collaborating with key partners (including, CDA, CDHA, HAD, FQHC Dental Clinics, and CPCA) and leveraging technology to fill a critical gap in oral health care access, Pacific will continue to exhibit the viability and effectiveness of the VDH model to improve and maintain the oral health of underserved populations in California. Funding this program aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to sufficient and equitable care by eliminating several of the current access barriers for at-risk groups. Grant funds will cover personnel and consultant time to support the implementation of the plan and overhead and material costs.

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    Amount: $199,925
    Period:
    06/01/2014 to 05/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Workforce
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    10 Largest School Districts
  • University of Hawaii

    Continued funding support to the University of Hawaii to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: the development of a comprehensive school-based prevention and referral network that will provide access to care and prevention for Hawaii’s underserved children; the implementation of an electronic record system to track school children’s oral health status; the development of an oral health measurement system for school children’s oral health status; and the creation and hopeful adoption of a comprehensive children’s oral health policy for the state’s public school system. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs associated with the execution of the plan, and consultant support for the development of an oral health measurement system for Hawaii school children.

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    Amount: $149,646
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Measuring Oral Health
  • Foundation for Children

    Continued funding to support Foundation for Children to recruit and train medical and pediatric practices and residency programs to improve oral health screening, advice, referrals, and fluoride varnish application. Activities during implementation will include: recruiting and training practices including community health centers, private practices, and residencies; increasing the number of practices that adopt and maintain the oral health programs in their practices; incorporating oral health education into Medical School curriculum and interprofessional training; building in mechanisms for sustainability; and sharing learnings at regional and national meetings including presentations at NCOH and FMEC. Grant funds will support the personnel and consultant time to engage and train practices face-to-face, supplies, travel, and website development to maintain information about state policy and training options.

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    Amount: $231,971
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    New England
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Trustees of Tufts College: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Continued funding to support Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts) to build innovative programs that reinforce interprofesional training and a model of dental practice that supports the integration of oral and systemic health. Activities during implementation will include: Engaging the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Director and Tufts faculty to build expertise in IPE practices including program development, assessment, and faculty training; integrating interprofessional learning models and competencies across the dental school curriculum; building professional culture at Tufts that recognizes and embraces the importance of interprofessional, collaborative dental practice; and developing new relationships with IPE partner training programs and institutions in the Boston area. Grant funds will support the personnel to lead the activities outlined in the plan, equipment costs, and other related overhead expenses.

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    Amount: $151,192
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Foundation for Children

    Continued funding to support Foundation for Children to recruit and train medical and pediatric practices and residency programs to improve oral health screening, advice, referrals, and fluoride varnish application. Activities during implementation will include: recruiting and training practices including community health centers, private practices, and residencies; increasing the number of practices that adopt and maintain the oral health programs in their practices; incorporating oral health education into Medical School curriculum and interprofessional training; building in mechanisms for sustainability; and sharing learnings at regional and national meetings including presentations at NCOH and FMEC. Foundation for Children’s activities align with the Foundation’s focus on the eradication of dental disease in children by increasing the number of clinicians delivering preventive oral health care, expanding access and helping to inform adoption of policies that encourage financial incentives to ensure long-term sustainability of patient-centered care delivery initiatives. Grant funds will support the personnel and consultant time to engage and train practices face-to-face, supplies, travel, and website development to maintain information about state policy and training options.

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    Amount: $231,971
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    New England
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Trustees of Tufts College: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    Continued funding to support Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts) to build innovative programs that reinforce interprofesional training and a model of dental practice that supports the integration of oral and systemic health. Activities during implementation will include: Engaging the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Director and Tufts faculty to build expertise in IPE practices including program development, assessment, and faculty training; integrating interprofessional learning models and competencies across the dental school curriculum; building professional culture at Tufts that recognizes and embraces the importance of interprofessional, collaborative dental practice; and developing new relationships with IPE partner training programs and institutions in the Boston area. Tufts’ activities will align with the Foundation’s focus on effective inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models by integrating interprofessional learning at multiple levels including curriculum development, clinic-based pilots, simulation learning, and community service projects. Grant funds will support the personnel to lead the activities outlined in the plan, equipment costs, and other related overhead expenses.

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    Amount: $151,192
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Dental Lifeline Network

    Supported to the Dental Lifeline Network for its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, which coordinates comprehensive dental treatment for individuals with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and who have no other way to get comprehensive dental care. In its 27 years, has established a national cadre of over 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,350 dental laboratories, which have donated $239 million in services for 117,000 vulnerable individuals.

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    Amount: $40,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

    Support to Marshfield Clinic (MC), to lead a collaborative between Family Health Center of Marshfield (FHC) and Security Health Plan (SHP) to systematically improve the oral and general health of populations they serve. The starting point for this transformative undertaking is a proof-of-concept demonstration that will leverage MC's established Health Informatics & Information Technology (HIIT) capabilities to improve the oral and general health of individuals with diabetes (DM).

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    Amount: $199,494
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
  • Outer Cape Health Services

    Support to The Outer Cape Health Service to purchase an Ultrasonic Cleaner to ensure effective instrument sterilization and infection control, and lead aprons for patient x-ray safety for their facility. The area has a low number of dentists who accept MassHealth and the distance patients must travel to access care is excessive, two significant barriers to optimal care access.

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    Amount: $2,617
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Sarrell Regional Dental Center

    Support to Sarrell Regional Dental Center to continue to refine an algorithm that will help clinics identify and address key indicators as to why approximately 24% of patients miss their appointments without prior cancellation or notification. Sarrell has successfully created statistical prototype model that identifies key variables and past behavioral factors that increase the probability of missed patient appointments.

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    Amount: $213,909
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Alabama
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

    Support to partner the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other national organizations to develop consensus in the area of caries risk assessment (CAT). Their goal is to increase utilization of a universally accepted and endorsed CAT process.

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    Amount: $348,571
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.

    Support to the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center to purchase a panoramic x-ray machine. The department’s 17 year old panoramic x-ray machine recently broke down, and cannot be repaired.

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    Amount: $28,079
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Arizona Association of Community Health Centers

    Support to the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (AACHC) to support a conference, focused on clinical and administrative leadership in health centers and PCAs within Region IX, entitled “Changing the Health of our Communities through Effective Partnerships”. The conference will promote leadership development through collaboration of multidisciplinary teams to address case studies focused on various healthcare delivery challenges.

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Georgia Dental Association Foundation for Oral Health Inc.

    Support to the Georgia Dental Association Foundation for Oral Health (the Foundation) for the Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) event on June 14-15, 2013. The GMOM will increase awareness of the burden of dental disease among the underserved in Georgia and serve as a means to engage key public policy makers to illustrate the need to appropriately allocate limited Medicaid dollars where they can be most effective.

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    Georgia
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • HIV Alliance

    Support to the HIV Alliance ORAL Dental program to provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in 22 out of the 36 counties in Oregon. HIV Alliance is requesting funds for the equipment necessary to expand the satellite clinic program to provide dental services to HIV-positive individuals living in Linn, Benton, Polk, Marion, and possibly Lincoln counties.

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    Amount: $21,589
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    Oregon
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Mercy Ministries of Laredo

    Support to Mercy Ministries of Laredo, which serves as the dental safety net in Webb County, Texas, to purchase a new sterilizer and cavitron (preventive instrument). This proposal aligns with the Foundation’s commitment to supporting urgent needs to preserve clinical capacity to provide access to care for underserved populations in safety net clinics and community clinics.

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    Amount: $5,891
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Texas
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
  • Vista Community Clinic

    Support to Vista Community Clinic (VCC) to purchase reusable dental hand instruments. VCC, which serves as the dental safety net in Vista and Oceanside, California, will be able to significantly increase the number of patients that can be seen in a given day as well as improve the efficiency of staff utilization through the purchase of new dental hand instruments, thereby improving quality and optimizing revenue for the clinic.

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    Amount: $1,836
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Consumer-Focused Care
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Oregon Oral Health Coalition

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Medical-Dental Collaboration and Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System

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    Amount: $149,928
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Oregon
    Approaches:
    Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Health Care
    Consumer-Focused Care
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