AAPD foundation awards 10 access-to-care grants

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), awarded 10 Access to Care Grants to organizations throughout the U.S. that supported local service initiatives and provided oral health care access to underserved, at-risk children.

Through these 10 community-based organizations, HSHC will reach approximately 25,000 children over the next year.

Access to Care Grants were awarded to:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Newark, NJ
  • Children's Dental Health Association of San Diego, CA
  • Cincinnati Health Department (Ohio)
  • Columbus Neighborhood Health Center (Ohio)
  • Dental Foundation of Oregon
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital (Pennsylvania)
  • Miles of Smiles Portable Dental Program (Missouri)
  • San Ysidro Health Center (California)
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry
  • The Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic University of Texas Health Science Center

For the 2012-2013 grant phase, the HSHC Board of Trustees decided to increase the number of grants awarded for this year after receiving more than 300 submissions -- the most proposals from any grant cycle to date.

The 10 Access to Care Grant awardees will receive up to $20,000 per year and funds may be applied to cover costs of clinic supplies and instruments, patient/parent education materials, take-home supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities, or other activity with clear, direct impact on child oral care.

HSHC Access to Care Grants must be expended within 12 months of award, and recipients may reapply in subsequent years. Funding will be awarded to the 10 organizations on July 1, 2012.

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