New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) recently received a grant from the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund in support of its Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE).
VOCARE is part of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pilot program called VETSmile: Connecting Veterans with Dentists in their Communities. The program's goal is to improve health for veterans by increasing access to dental services for enrolled veterans who are not eligible for dental services through the VA.
The VA selected New York University to implement the pilot program, which began July 1, in partnership with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. The system refers eligible veterans to the VOCARE program at the College of Dentistry.
The grant will allow the university to support access to care for veterans enrolled in the VOCARE program.