Kaiser awards $3 million in oral health grants

Kaiser Permanente recently awarded 33 nonprofit organizations oral health grants totaling more than $3 million to fund services for at-risk populations in underserved communities in Southern California.

The grants will address the oral systemic link, especially the link between chronic oral infections and diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart and lung conditions, according to Kaiser Permanente.

"Kaiser Permanente continues to provide extensive support to the community to expand access to care for vulnerable and uninsured populations, with a focus on preventative, primary, and specialty care services," stated Diana Bontá, vice president of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, in a press release.

Recipients of the grants include:

  • AIDS Project Los Angeles
  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation
  • Antelope Valley Partners for Health
  • Arroyo Vista Family Health Center
  • Assistance League of San Bernardino
  • Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic
  • Clinicas del Camino Real
  • Community Health Systems
  • East Valley Community Health Center
  • Inland Behavioral and Health Services
  • Kern County Department of Public Health
  • Los Angeles Unified School District - District 1
  • Los Angeles Unified School District - District 6
  • City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mission City Community Network
  • National Health Services
  • Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation
  • Orange County Rescue Mission Health Care Services
  • Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health
  • St. John's Well Child and Family Center
  • County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health
  • San Diego American Indian Health Center
  • San Ysidro Health Center
  • South Bay Family Healthcare Center
  • Ventura County Health Care Agency
  • Victor Valley Community Dental Service Program
  • Vista Community Clinic
  • Young and Healthy
  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry/Union Rescue Mission
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