Impact

Primary Approaches

Primary Approaches

Oral Health in Community Programs

Improved oral health is addressed and supported in multiple community venues, including schools and service delivery organizations.

Improved oral health is addressed and supported in multiple community venues, including schools and service delivery organizations.

Amount of $ Granted

$886017 made in grants
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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
  • Oral Health Colorado

    This investment supports Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) to expand and strengthen the oral health network in Colorado and develop a multi-stakeholder advocacy effort to build public will and advocacy for oral health priroties. Specifically, OHCO will engage in targeted activities to recruit and mobilize broad support to establish oral health as a community priority and oversee a process in which the Smart Mouths Smart Kids (SMSK) toolkit is finalized and transferred to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide schools with the resources and strategies necessary for successfully implementing a school oral health program. Expanding this network in Colorado will impact oral health across many strategic levels, including expanding public policy to improve oral health, increasing community engagement around the importance of oral health and its link to overall health and wellness, and building the capacity of network members to respond to urgent, emerging issues surrounding oral health throughout the state. Supporting the development and sustainability of the SMSK toolkit will equip schools in Colorado to fully integrate oral health into their systems and support OHCO’s efforts in building public will for school oral health programs by engaging school planning team and network members in the process. $202,425 will be used to support personnel time to develop and implement strategies designed to enhance the network structure and effectiveness; meeting expenses to support convenings that foster in-person learning and collaborations; consultants to support the implementation of the work; and travel expenses for personnel and consultants. 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.

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    Amount: $202,425
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    Colorado
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arizona Dental Foundation

    This investment supports the Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative (AAIOHI), which is facilitated in collaboration with local tribes and the Arizona Dental Foundation, to strengthen and build the network of stakeholders in Arizona working to elevate and sustain oral health as a top 5 priority among American Indian tribes, eliminate dental disease among children in this population, and ensure regional and national oral health measurement systems appropriately include American Indian people. $150,000 will support personnel, office supplies, communication materials, travel, and meeting expenses towards the implementation of the work.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Heartland Health Outreach/ Chicago Community Oral Health Forum

    This investment supports the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum (CCOHF), a project of Heartland Health Outreach, to develop and expand the delivery of school-based oral health education to students in the Chicago Public School system, support the development of dental homes for students with urgent needs, and conduct analysis of the relationship between oral health and student attendance and academic performance. $205,785 will support personnel, travel, communications, and supplies that contribute to CCOHF’s ability to execute the project.

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    Amount: $205,785
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    10 Largest School Districts
  • 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
  • Vista Community Clinic

    This investment supports Vista Community Clinic (VCC) to implement and deliver a community based oral disease prevention intervention strategy. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.

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    Amount: $175,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • 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
  • Future Smiles

    Support to Future Smiles (FS) to support the implementation of a community and school-based program that will provide increased access to oral health care and education to at-risk student populations and their educators in Nevada. The implemention of this program align with the Oral Heal 2020 goals of eradicating dental disease in children and incorporating oral health into the primary education system. The project will improve community awareness and access to information on oral health, increase oral health literacy, promote optimal home health practices, and build school champions advocates for the integration of oral health into schools.

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    Amount: $222,968
    Period:
    05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
    Location:
    Nevada
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • (New York University) College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry

    Continued funding to support the New York University College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry (NYU) Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice program as a national driving force for advancing interprofessional oral health initiatives that engage nursing and other health professions in education, practice, and research collaborations. Activities during implementation will include: expanding the commitment of national nursing stakeholders and supporting oral health undergraduate and graduate nursing education, clinical practice, and policy changes; expanding external interprofessional stakeholder engagement to advance oral health in pregnancy; expanding engagement of external stakeholders relating to oral health needs of older adults including consumer advocacy for older adult dental benefits; and acting as a national interprofessional oral health champion to expand uptake and commitment to advance the national interprofessional oral health movement. NYU activities will align with the Foundation’s focus on eradicating dental disease and promoting the inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the plan, meeting expenses (including a nursing summit) and other overhead costs associated with the execution of the proposed plan.

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    Amount: $233,016
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

    Continued funding to support the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Foundation to increase collaboration around oral health across the profession. Activities during implementation will include: to facilitate increased collaboration across the profession and health care community; to increase shared understanding across the PA community and interprofessional health care partners that oral health is an essential competent of PA practice; to prepare student oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care; and to cultivate and prepare faculty oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care in their state. Specific activities strengthen local communities, inform health workforce policy at the local and national level, and promote system-wide change in the care environment. NCCPA activities will align with the Foundation’s focus eradicating dental disease and promoting the inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models. Grant funds will support convening expenses (including a PA Summit), research, travel, and other overhead costs associated with the execution of the proposed plan.

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    Amount: $160,600
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • NCCPA Foundation, Inc. (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Foundation)

    Continued funding to support the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Foundation to increase collaboration around oral health across the profession. Activities during implementation will include: to facilitate increased collaboration across the profession and health care community; to increase shared understanding across the PA community and interprofessional health care partners that oral health is an essential competent of PA practice; to prepare student oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care; and to cultivate and prepare faculty oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care in their state. Specific activities strengthen local communities, inform health workforce policy at the local and national level, and promote system-wide change in the care environment. NCCPA activities will align with the Foundation’s focus eradicating dental disease and promoting the inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models. Grant funds will support convening expenses (including a PA Summit), research, travel, and other overhead costs associated with the execution of the proposed plan.

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    Amount: $237,705
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Continued support to Kentucky Youth Advocates to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: engagement of interprofessional providers in the support of oral health prevention by leveraging the Smiles for Life educational curriculum to increase knowledge and buy-in on the importance of oral health across the state; conducting a statewide parental education and engagement program to support the parental role in children’s oral health; and systemic modifications to oral health screening policies in Kentucky public schools. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to advise the development of the education and engagement strategy identified above.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • New Hampshire Public Health Association

    Continued support to the New Hampshire Public Health Association to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: improving and strengthening reimbursement and financing models for oral health prevention delivered by public health hygienists across the state; developing tools and resources to support the implementation of programming using the public health hygienist to improve access to prevention and care for underserved populations; and the weaving of a connected and informed referral network to ensure access to care and prevention through interprofessional collaboration and community engagement and education. 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 facilitate a collaborative engagement process that will build effective networks for mobilization around oral health improvement for the underserved in New Hampshire.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Policy Supports Workforce
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Hawaii

    Support the University of Hawaii to implement a proposed planning process focusing on two of the six U.S. National Oral Health Alliance priorities: 1) Metrics for improving oral health and 2) Strengthening the dental care delivery system.

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    Amount: $99,971
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Approaches:
    Measuring Oral Health
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Support to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as part of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Illinois has many elements of a strong oral health infrastructure: widespread community water fluoridation, active dental and medical societies, state and local oral health improvement plans with engaged stakeholders, and specific efforts to improve service delivery such as infrastructure grants to clinics, provision of fluoride varnish in the medical home, and more.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • 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
  • Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

    Support to Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center for their Get Health Information Project (Get HIP), a summer intervention that provides 8-weeks of training in community health, health equity, and advocacy, to 10 young Men of Color. The trainings are designed and offered by Brigham and Women’s residents, public health professionals and youth workers.

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    Amount: $17,086
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Cape Cod Foundation

    Support to the Cape Cod Foundation in its role as fiscal agent for the Oral Health Excellence Collaborative (OHEC). OHEC has proven to be highly effective at engaging the provider community, increasing awareness of issues of oral health, and increasing access to oral health services for a population of underserved children and adults throughout Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties

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    Amount: $70,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Massachusetts Head Start

    Continued support for the replication of the Building Successful Collaborative State Oral Health Consortium model implemented by the Massachusetts Head Start Consortium, to reach children in Pennsylvania. The PA Consortium concluded a successful first year of building community awareness around the importance of oral health, enhancing state-level community engagement strategies to improve the delivery of primary preventive oral health care.

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    Amount: $250,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health Literacy
  • 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
  • National Association of School Nurses

    Continued funding to The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to support Oral Health Connections: Parent/Nurse Partnerships, a program for school nurses featuring video messaging to reach nurses, parents, and community partners through web-based links and email messages, and evidence-based resources to enhance the oral health component of school nursing practice. The NASN will continue to address the needs of school nurses and school staff by creating sustainability in their Oral Health Connections website and program.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • 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
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inc.

    Support to Lehigh Valley Hospital to provide Mobile Dental Care to Early Head Start programs serving children in the PA towns of Allentown, Easton, and Bethlehem. This program is a new component of LVH's Miles of Smiles Moblie Dental Clinic offered to children in Early Head Start and Head Start.

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    Amount: $19,618
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • (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
  • Center for Oral Health (The Dental Health Foundation)

    Continued funding to support the Center for Oral Health to design policy education and advocacy tools directed at school board members and administrators to ensure full integration of oral health services and education for elementary school children.

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    Amount: $194,796
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • National Children's Oral Health Foundation

    Support to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation for The America's ToothFairy Youth Mentoring Initiative which provides a highly expandable and measurable revolutionary model that is designed to elevate the importance of oral health, highlight the inextricable link between oral and systemic health and encourage positive behavioral change. By building a nationwide oral health mentoring program through a network of student-driven community service groups and established youth organizations, motivated teens will be equipped with appropriate tools and knowledge to inspire peers and younger children to engage in positive oral health behaviors.

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    Amount: $369,500
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Proteus Fund

    Support to the Proteus Fund Diversity Fellowship to sponsor the partial hosting of one fellow at another site and the development and delivery of program content. The Diversity Fellowship is designed to increase the number of people of color in positions of leadership within philanthropy who are skilled grant makers using a lens of equity and inclusion, and to support grant making to communities of color that is more representative and effective.

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    Amount: $20,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Oral Health Colorado

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure and Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Colorado
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
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Oral Health Literacy

Community residents are engaged to understand and value their role in maintaining and improving their oral health.

Community residents are engaged to understand and value their role in maintaining and improving their oral health.

Amount of $ Granted

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  • Pew Charitable Trusts

    Support to the Pew Charitable Trusts to develop Spanish language fluoridation materials to help ensure that the benefits of community water fluoridation are more fully realized in Latino American and Spanish-speaking communities. As part of this project, the Pew’s Children’s Dental Campaign will conduct focus groups and communications research to identify the unique concerns Latino Americans have about fluoridation and oral health, determine the most effective messages to address these concerns, and then use this research to produce water fluoridation materials in Spanish. By developing culturally sensitive resources and improving engagement strategies, this project will help increase the understanding of and support for fluoridation and help improve oral health in Latino American communities, engaging both community members and the medical and dental professionals who care for them. These activities align 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. $125,000 will help pay for the focus group research, message-testing, and polling as well as the creation of a Spanish language version of the iLikeMyTeeth.org website, and the development and translation of pro-fluoride tools and resources.

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    Amount: $125,000
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Health Equity
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Oral Health Colorado

    This investment supports Oral Health Colorado (OHCO) to expand and strengthen the oral health network in Colorado and develop a multi-stakeholder advocacy effort to build public will and advocacy for oral health priroties. Specifically, OHCO will engage in targeted activities to recruit and mobilize broad support to establish oral health as a community priority and oversee a process in which the Smart Mouths Smart Kids (SMSK) toolkit is finalized and transferred to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide schools with the resources and strategies necessary for successfully implementing a school oral health program. Expanding this network in Colorado will impact oral health across many strategic levels, including expanding public policy to improve oral health, increasing community engagement around the importance of oral health and its link to overall health and wellness, and building the capacity of network members to respond to urgent, emerging issues surrounding oral health throughout the state. Supporting the development and sustainability of the SMSK toolkit will equip schools in Colorado to fully integrate oral health into their systems and support OHCO’s efforts in building public will for school oral health programs by engaging school planning team and network members in the process. $202,425 will be used to support personnel time to develop and implement strategies designed to enhance the network structure and effectiveness; meeting expenses to support convenings that foster in-person learning and collaborations; consultants to support the implementation of the work; and travel expenses for personnel and consultants. 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.

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    Amount: $202,425
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    Colorado
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Dept. of Health Services-County of Sonoma

    This investment supports the Department of Health Services-Sonoma County’s Dental Health Program to build a dental health network using a collective impact model to strengthen and connect stakeholders with the goal of achieving systems change and improving the oral health of all in Sonoma County. Specifically, the organization will serve as the backbone of a countywide effort to conceive a shared vision for dental health systems change, conduct a system mapping project to survey existing programs services and identify duplicative efforts and gaps, and develop a shared measurement system that stakeholders will use to collect and report data on progress.This network aims to develop a sustainable collaborative community system to improves access to preventive oral health care and education for low-income children throughout Sonoma County, addressing health disparities and high levels of untreated and urgent denal disease among the county’s underserved population. $162,725 will be used to support personnel time to oversee the project, monitor benchmarks, and develop reports and evaluation plans; consultant services to facilitate meetings and plan network meetings and the Dental Health Summit; meeting expenses; communication efforts; and administrative costs associated with the implementation of this work. 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.

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    Amount: $162,725
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    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
  • New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    New Jersey: Support to the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) to design and implement a statewide preventive Pediatric and Adult Oral Health Wellness Action Plan. Using a collective impact model, NJAAP (though the New Jersey Dental Association Oral Health Coalition’s platform) will strengthen current partnerships and form new ones to work together in the development of an oral health wellness campaign aimed at educating families about the importance of preventive oral health. The project will focus on supporting state-based champions and leaders, developing effective care models and financing mechanisms, as well as engaging the advocacy community, care providers, and families. The proposal aligns with the Oral Health 2020 goals of mandatory inclusion of adult dental benefit in publicly funded health insurance (Goal 1) and eradication of dental disease in children (Goal 4.) $150,000 will support the personnel, organizational, and convening capacity necessary to expand outreach to public and private stakeholders at the state, county, and community levels to develop the action plan.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    12/01/2014 to 11/30/2015
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Adult Dental: Patient Centered Care
    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
  • Arizona Dental Foundation

    This investment supports the Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative (AAIOHI), which is facilitated in collaboration with local tribes and the Arizona Dental Foundation, to strengthen and build the network of stakeholders in Arizona working to elevate and sustain oral health as a top 5 priority among American Indian tribes, eliminate dental disease among children in this population, and ensure regional and national oral health measurement systems appropriately include American Indian people. $150,000 will support personnel, office supplies, communication materials, travel, and meeting expenses towards the implementation of the work.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Vista Community Clinic

    This investment supports Vista Community Clinic (VCC) to implement and deliver a community based oral disease prevention intervention strategy. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.

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    Amount: $175,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Heartland Health Outreach/ Chicago Community Oral Health Forum

    This investment supports the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum (CCOHF), a project of Heartland Health Outreach, to develop and expand the delivery of school-based oral health education to students in the Chicago Public School system, support the development of dental homes for students with urgent needs, and conduct analysis of the relationship between oral health and student attendance and academic performance. $205,785 will support personnel, travel, communications, and supplies that contribute to CCOHF’s ability to execute the project.

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    Amount: $205,785
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    10 Largest School Districts
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • United Sikhs

    This investment supports the United Sikhs to continue the Family Based Oral Health Promotion in Sikh South Asian Communities program to implement a community based oral disease prevention intervention strategy. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.

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    Amount: $124,993
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    New York
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Providers Represent Community
  • 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
  • Future Smiles

    Support to Future Smiles (FS) to support the implementation of a community and school-based program that will provide increased access to oral health care and education to at-risk student populations and their educators in Nevada. The implemention of this program align with the Oral Heal 2020 goals of eradicating dental disease in children and incorporating oral health into the primary education system. The project will improve community awareness and access to information on oral health, increase oral health literacy, promote optimal home health practices, and build school champions advocates for the integration of oral health into schools.

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    Amount: $222,968
    Period:
    05/01/2014 to 04/30/2015
    Location:
    Nevada
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • Maryland Dental Action Coalition

    Support to the Maryland Dental Action Coalition to prepare its highly successful Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids oral health literacy campaign for use in other states.

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    Amount: $23,961
    Period:
    03/01/2014 to 02/28/2016
    Location:
    Maryland
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
  • (New York University) College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry

    Continued funding to support the New York University College of Nursing at the College of Dentistry (NYU) Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice program as a national driving force for advancing interprofessional oral health initiatives that engage nursing and other health professions in education, practice, and research collaborations. Activities during implementation will include: expanding the commitment of national nursing stakeholders and supporting oral health undergraduate and graduate nursing education, clinical practice, and policy changes; expanding external interprofessional stakeholder engagement to advance oral health in pregnancy; expanding engagement of external stakeholders relating to oral health needs of older adults including consumer advocacy for older adult dental benefits; and acting as a national interprofessional oral health champion to expand uptake and commitment to advance the national interprofessional oral health movement. NYU activities will align with the Foundation’s focus on eradicating dental disease and promoting the inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the plan, meeting expenses (including a nursing summit) and other overhead costs associated with the execution of the proposed plan.

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    Amount: $233,016
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

    Continued funding to support the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Foundation to increase collaboration around oral health across the profession. Activities during implementation will include: to facilitate increased collaboration across the profession and health care community; to increase shared understanding across the PA community and interprofessional health care partners that oral health is an essential competent of PA practice; to prepare student oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care; and to cultivate and prepare faculty oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care in their state. Specific activities strengthen local communities, inform health workforce policy at the local and national level, and promote system-wide change in the care environment. NCCPA activities will align with the Foundation’s focus eradicating dental disease and promoting the inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models. Grant funds will support convening expenses (including a PA Summit), research, travel, and other overhead costs associated with the execution of the proposed plan.

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    Amount: $160,600
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • NCCPA Foundation, Inc. (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Foundation)

    Continued funding to support the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Foundation to increase collaboration around oral health across the profession. Activities during implementation will include: to facilitate increased collaboration across the profession and health care community; to increase shared understanding across the PA community and interprofessional health care partners that oral health is an essential competent of PA practice; to prepare student oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care; and to cultivate and prepare faculty oral health champions to become leaders in the transformation of primary care in their state. Specific activities strengthen local communities, inform health workforce policy at the local and national level, and promote system-wide change in the care environment. NCCPA activities will align with the Foundation’s focus eradicating dental disease and promoting the inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models. Grant funds will support convening expenses (including a PA Summit), research, travel, and other overhead costs associated with the execution of the proposed plan.

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    Amount: $237,705
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • 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. Maine Health’s activities will align with the Foundation’s focus on effective inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models through systems improvement and community education efforts. 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:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Continued support to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: a partnership with WIC and several other states to integrate an oral health education module into parent education programs; the development of a unified resource center for oral health information in Illinois; improvement of the fluoride varnish reimbursement program in the state; and a literacy campaign targeted at families and caregivers of young children throughout 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 achieve the key objectives listed above.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Continued support to Kentucky Youth Advocates to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: engagement of interprofessional providers in the support of oral health prevention by leveraging the Smiles for Life educational curriculum to increase knowledge and buy-in on the importance of oral health across the state; conducting a statewide parental education and engagement program to support the parental role in children’s oral health; and systemic modifications to oral health screening policies in Kentucky public schools. Grant funds will support staff guidance of the implementation plan, overhead costs related to the execution of the plan, and consultant support to advise the development of the education and engagement strategy identified above.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Support to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as part of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Illinois has many elements of a strong oral health infrastructure: widespread community water fluoridation, active dental and medical societies, state and local oral health improvement plans with engaged stakeholders, and specific efforts to improve service delivery such as infrastructure grants to clinics, provision of fluoride varnish in the medical home, and more.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

    Support to Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center for their Get Health Information Project (Get HIP), a summer intervention that provides 8-weeks of training in community health, health equity, and advocacy, to 10 young Men of Color. The trainings are designed and offered by Brigham and Women’s residents, public health professionals and youth workers.

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    Amount: $17,086
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Massachusetts Head Start

    Continued support for the replication of the Building Successful Collaborative State Oral Health Consortium model implemented by the Massachusetts Head Start Consortium, to reach children in Pennsylvania. The PA Consortium concluded a successful first year of building community awareness around the importance of oral health, enhancing state-level community engagement strategies to improve the delivery of primary preventive oral health care.

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    Amount: $250,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health Literacy
  • MOM-n-PA

    Support to MOM-n-PA (Mission of Mercy in Pennsylvania) is an inaugural dental mission for the most vulnerable and underserved people in the state of Pennsylvania to be held in Philadelphia. The event will provide immediate and free dental care to at least 2,000 patients over a 2-day period, promote oral health literacy by educating each patient on the importance of good oral health, dispense to each patient oral health care products, and reduce pressure on local hospitals by decreasing the number of people who seek pain relief at emergency rooms

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    Amount: $10,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Oral Health Literacy
  • More Health, Inc.
    Amount: $85,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • 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
  • A.T. Still University of Health Science

    Support to the A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health for the "Text2Floss: An Innovative Option to Improve Oral Health Behavior". Mobilizes a unique combination of collaborators, including a public health-focused dental school, San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC)--a San Diego-based Federally Qualified Health Center that serves as a clinical partner for ASDOH, Pan American Health Organization, American Dental Hygienists' Association, and corporate partners.

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    Amount: $199,985
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    Missouri
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    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
  • National Association of School Nurses

    Continued funding to The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to support Oral Health Connections: Parent/Nurse Partnerships, a program for school nurses featuring video messaging to reach nurses, parents, and community partners through web-based links and email messages, and evidence-based resources to enhance the oral health component of school nursing practice. The NASN will continue to address the needs of school nurses and school staff by creating sustainability in their Oral Health Connections website and program.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

    Support to the Delaware Division of Public Health to envision Delaware, as the First State, to ensure optimal oral health through systems improvement. Building on past collaborations, the Delaware Oral Health Coalition will be strengthened to expand its sphere of influence to improve the oral health infrastructure and develop a plan to improve oral health literacy across the lifespan.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Delaware
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Kentucky Youth Advocates

    Continued funding to Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA) to support the statewide Kentucky Oral Health Coalition (KOHC) to create systems-level policy change and promote evidence-based practices to improve the oral health of Kentuckians. Since its inception in 2010, KOHC has progressed steadily through the engagement of a steering committee, adoption of operating principles, and creation of initial membership structure.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
  • National Children's Oral Health Foundation

    Support to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation for The America's ToothFairy Youth Mentoring Initiative which provides a highly expandable and measurable revolutionary model that is designed to elevate the importance of oral health, highlight the inextricable link between oral and systemic health and encourage positive behavioral change. By building a nationwide oral health mentoring program through a network of student-driven community service groups and established youth organizations, motivated teens will be equipped with appropriate tools and knowledge to inspire peers and younger children to engage in positive oral health behaviors.

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    Amount: $369,500
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    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
  • 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
  • Arizona Dental Foundation

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Oral Health Literacy and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Dept. of Health Services-County of Sonoma

    This investment supports the Department of Health Services-Sonoma County’s Dental Health Program to build a dental health network using a collective impact model to strengthen and connect stakeholders with the goal of achieving systems change and improving the oral health of all in Sonoma County. Specifically, the organization will serve as the backbone of a countywide effort to conceive a shared vision for dental health systems change, conduct a system mapping project to survey existing programs services and identify duplicative efforts and gaps, and develop a shared measurement system that stakeholders will use to collect and report data on progress.This network aims to develop a sustainable collaborative community system to improves access to preventive oral health care and education for low-income children throughout Sonoma County, addressing health disparities and high levels of untreated and urgent denal disease among the county’s underserved population. $162,725 will be used to support personnel time to oversee the project, monitor benchmarks, and develop reports and evaluation plans; consultant services to facilitate meetings and plan network meetings and the Dental Health Summit; meeting expenses; communication efforts; and administrative costs associated with the implementation of this work. 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.

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    Amount: $162,725
    Period:
    01/16/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arizona Dental Foundation

    This investment supports the Arizona American Indian Oral Health Initiative (AAIOHI), which is facilitated in collaboration with local tribes and the Arizona Dental Foundation, to strengthen and build the network of stakeholders in Arizona working to elevate and sustain oral health as a top 5 priority among American Indian tribes, eliminate dental disease among children in this population, and ensure regional and national oral health measurement systems appropriately include American Indian people. $150,000 will support personnel, office supplies, communication materials, travel, and meeting expenses towards the implementation of the work.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Tides Center/The Children's Partnership

    This investment supports The Tides Center/The Children’s Partnership (TCP) to develop a statewide advocacy strategy that raises awareness around the access needs of young children and solutions that can be implemented to address these gaps. $219,870 will be used to support personnel time and expenses related to the project’s implementation.

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    Amount: $219,870
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    75% Children Cavity Free by Age 5
  • 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
  • United Sikhs

    This investment supports the United Sikhs to continue the Family Based Oral Health Promotion in Sikh South Asian Communities program to implement a community based oral disease prevention intervention strategy. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.

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    Amount: $124,993
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    New York
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Providers Represent Community
  • Vista Community Clinic

    This investment supports Vista Community Clinic (VCC) to implement and deliver a community based oral disease prevention intervention strategy. Grant funds provided through the NCC Oral Health Initiative to support community engagement in oral disease prevention.

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    Amount: $175,000
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Heartland Health Outreach/ Chicago Community Oral Health Forum

    This investment supports the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum (CCOHF), a project of Heartland Health Outreach, to develop and expand the delivery of school-based oral health education to students in the Chicago Public School system, support the development of dental homes for students with urgent needs, and conduct analysis of the relationship between oral health and student attendance and academic performance. $205,785 will support personnel, travel, communications, and supplies that contribute to CCOHF’s ability to execute the project.

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    Amount: $205,785
    Period:
    09/01/2014 to 10/31/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    10 Largest School Districts
  • 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
  • Pew Charitable Trusts

    Funding to support Pew’s national fluoridation conference, Investing in Prevention: Strategies for Advancing Oral Health held May 15-16 in Washington D.C.

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    Amount: $40,000
    Period:
    04/01/2014 to 03/31/2016
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Saban Community Clinic

    Support to the Saban Community Clinic to continue to provide oral health services to children and adults offered at two sites in Los Angeles.

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    Amount: $9,988
    Period:
    03/01/2014 to 02/28/2015
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Maine Health’s activities will align with the Foundation’s focus on effective inclusion of oral health in patient-centered care models through systems improvement and community education efforts. 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:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Continued support to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics to begin the Implementation Phase of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Activities during implementation will include: a partnership with WIC and several other states to integrate an oral health education module into parent education programs; the development of a unified resource center for oral health information in Illinois; improvement of the fluoride varnish reimbursement program in the state; and a literacy campaign targeted at families and caregivers of young children throughout 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 achieve the key objectives listed above.

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    02/01/2014 to 01/31/2015
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Sufficient Funding
    Funding Disease Management and Prevention
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kentucky Youth Advocates
    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    06/01/2013 to 05/31/2014
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    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
  • Presbyterian Medical Services

    Support to Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS) for a one-time donation to equip a new operatory in Torrance County, a frontier county in Central New Mexico. At present, a room in the Esperanza Health Center is designated as an exam room, but has stood empty for two years, awaiting resources to outfit it. PMS designs and delivers quality, accessible, integrated health, education, and human services in response to identified community needs of the diverse cultures residing in the Southwest.

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    Amount: $50,916
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • 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
  • Health Resources in Action

    Continued support to Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to develop, implement, and evaluate an evidence-based social marketing campaign that will build community awareness, readiness, and political will in support of CWF. This process will begin with two states, Massachusetts and Vermont, in which CWF policy campaigns will be launched via community organizing, and a comprehensive literature review will be conducted to inform the social marketing strategy

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    Amount: $357,306
    Period:
    05/01/2013 to 04/30/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
  • Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

    Support to Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center for their Get Health Information Project (Get HIP), a summer intervention that provides 8-weeks of training in community health, health equity, and advocacy, to 10 young Men of Color. The trainings are designed and offered by Brigham and Women’s residents, public health professionals and youth workers.

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    Amount: $17,086
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Support to Pew Charitable Trusts as an addendum request to support the role of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) as the lead national host organization to coordinate the activities of a national Campaign for Dental Health coalition in support of CWF.

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    Amount: $40,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Health Policy
    Consistent Oral Health Policy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Support to the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics as part of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative. Illinois has many elements of a strong oral health infrastructure: widespread community water fluoridation, active dental and medical societies, state and local oral health improvement plans with engaged stakeholders, and specific efforts to improve service delivery such as infrastructure grants to clinics, provision of fluoride varnish in the medical home, and more.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    04/01/2013 to 03/31/2014
    Location:
    Illinois
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Community Programs
  • More Health, Inc.
    Amount: $85,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Florida
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cape Cod Foundation

    Support to the Cape Cod Foundation in its role as fiscal agent for the Oral Health Excellence Collaborative (OHEC). OHEC has proven to be highly effective at engaging the provider community, increasing awareness of issues of oral health, and increasing access to oral health services for a population of underserved children and adults throughout Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties

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    Amount: $70,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    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
  • Goodwin Community Health Center

    Support to Goodwin Community Health to replace two (2) #2 wired dental sensors. Goodwin Community Health serves as the dental safety net in the greater Strafford County area.

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    Amount: $4,966
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Massachusetts Head Start

    Continued support for the replication of the Building Successful Collaborative State Oral Health Consortium model implemented by the Massachusetts Head Start Consortium, to reach children in Pennsylvania. The PA Consortium concluded a successful first year of building community awareness around the importance of oral health, enhancing state-level community engagement strategies to improve the delivery of primary preventive oral health care.

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    Amount: $250,000
    Period:
    03/01/2013 to 02/28/2014
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health Literacy
  • A.T. Still University of Health Science

    Support to the A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health for the "Text2Floss: An Innovative Option to Improve Oral Health Behavior". Mobilizes a unique combination of collaborators, including a public health-focused dental school, San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC)--a San Diego-based Federally Qualified Health Center that serves as a clinical partner for ASDOH, Pan American Health Organization, American Dental Hygienists' Association, and corporate partners.

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    Amount: $199,985
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    Missouri
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc

    Support to St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care to provide community-based health and educational services for children and frail adults and to serve as a resource for caregivers. The Smiles for Sr. Lucille Program is an oral hygiene prevention, education and awareness program run at St. Ann Center by Laura Cherek-Laabs R.D.H. Smiles for Sr. Lucille focuses on providing oral hygiene and care for an adult and frail elderly population, many of whom are living with severe disabilities, Alzheimer's, and dementia.

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    Amount: $1,233
    Period:
    02/01/2013 to 01/31/2014
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inc.

    Support to Lehigh Valley Hospital to provide Mobile Dental Care to Early Head Start programs serving children in the PA towns of Allentown, Easton, and Bethlehem. This program is a new component of LVH's Miles of Smiles Moblie Dental Clinic offered to children in Early Head Start and Head Start.

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    Amount: $19,618
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • National Children's Oral Health Foundation

    Support to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation for The America's ToothFairy Youth Mentoring Initiative which provides a highly expandable and measurable revolutionary model that is designed to elevate the importance of oral health, highlight the inextricable link between oral and systemic health and encourage positive behavioral change. By building a nationwide oral health mentoring program through a network of student-driven community service groups and established youth organizations, motivated teens will be equipped with appropriate tools and knowledge to inspire peers and younger children to engage in positive oral health behaviors.

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    Amount: $369,500
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    National
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • Center for Oral Health (The Dental Health Foundation)

    Continued funding to support the Center for Oral Health to design policy education and advocacy tools directed at school board members and administrators to ensure full integration of oral health services and education for elementary school children.

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    Amount: $194,796
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    California
    Approaches:
    Oral Health in Community Programs
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

    Support to the Delaware Division of Public Health to envision Delaware, as the First State, to ensure optimal oral health through systems improvement. Building on past collaborations, the Delaware Oral Health Coalition will be strengthened to expand its sphere of influence to improve the oral health infrastructure and develop a plan to improve oral health literacy across the lifespan.

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    Amount: $100,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 11/30/2013
    Location:
    Delaware
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • 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
  • Upstream Public Health

    Support to Upstream Public Health (Upstream) for a time-sensitive project to provide education to build public support for community water fluoridation (CWF). Portland is the largest city in the U.S. that has not adopted CWF. A public vote on May 21, 2013 will determine whether the City of Portland will fluoridate its water supply, which serves 932,000 residents.

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    Amount: $50,000
    Period:
    12/01/2012 to 12/01/2013
    Location:
    Oregon
    Approaches:
    Strong Care Infrastructure
  • 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
  • Arizona Dental Foundation

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Oral Health Literacy and Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure

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    Amount: $150,000
    Period:
    11/01/2012 to 10/13/2013
    Location:
    Arizona
    Approaches:
    Oral Health Literacy
    Strong Care Infrastructure
    Oral Health in Health Policy
  • Oral Health Colorado

    Oral Health 2014 grant focused on Prevention and Public Health Infrastructure and Strengthening the Dental Care Delivery System

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