Thursday, February 28, 2013

Caring for Colorado Chronicles 10 Years of Oral Health Grants

Since 2002, Caring for Colorado has been working to increase access to dental care for underserved Coloradans and improve oral health outcomes among children. We are pleased to share those results with you in the report, Ten Years of Oral Health Grantmaking, which shows that through community investments improvements can be realized.

In addition, we recently awarded nearly $3 million in grant funds to 60 nonprofit organizations statewide to help support access to health care for underserved populations across the state. These grants will enable more than 1,200 individuals and families, including veterans and children, to receive mental health services; more than 5,500 children to receive oral health services; and more than 60 families to receive home visitation services to ensure the health and well-being of their children. The grants will also support capital construction that will create the capacity for 25,000 people who currently do not have a regular source of care to gain a medical home. In addition, a new clinic in an underserved, rural community will expand capacity to serve 1,500 new patients. CFC grants will also fund training for 270 new certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and more than 3,568 rides to non-emergent medical appointments.

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