Michigan Oral Health Coalition is a strong and passionate community leader. It has worked hard to build community support for oral health.
Lansing, MI (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Michigan Oral Health Coalition is Recognized for Oral Health Improvement Planning Excellence;
Gets Year 2 Implementation Funds
Oral Health 2014 Initiative Building Local Leaders for National Impact
The DentaQuest Foundation is taking another major step in its national movement to address profound oral health disparities in the United States through the second phase of its Oral Health 2014 Initiative. The Foundation announced that Michigan Oral Health Coalition will receive $150,000 in funding to support its proposed action plan to address issues related to access to oral health services by the underserved in Michigan.
“Michigan Oral Health Coalition is a strong and passionate community leader. It has worked hard to build community support for oral health,” said Ralph Fuccillo, President of the DentaQuest Foundation. “Their planning is sound. We are excited to see what develops as they engage their communities to embrace the challenge and opportunity of remediating oral health disparities in their communities.”
Michigan Oral Health Coalition is one of 18 state non-profit partners from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia who are part of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative.
Launched by the DentaQuest Foundation in 2011, the Oral Health 2014 Initiative aims to eliminate systemic barriers that limit access to oral health care by fostering strong community partnerships committed to collective impact. During Phase I, Michigan Oral Health Coalition worked to develop multi-dimensional community partnerships and engaged them in the development of an oral health action plan to address medical/dental collaboration and access to care within Clare County. In the second phase of this multi-year initiative, Michigan Oral Health Coalition will expand its program to an additional three Michigan counties. The DentaQuest Foundation will support them with funding and technical assistance.
About the DentaQuest Foundation The DentaQuest Foundation invests in national and community-based efforts to improve oral health for all Americans through its support of prevention and access to oral health care, and through its partnerships with funders, policy makers, and community leaders. The DentaQuest Foundation is supported by DentaQuest. DentaQuest is a leading oral health company, administering prevention-focused dental benefits to nearly 15 million individuals across the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.dentaquestfoundation.org.
About the Michigan Oral Health Coalition
Michigan Oral Health Coalition is a non-profit whose mission is to improve oral health in Michigan by focusing on prevention, health promotion, oral health data, access, and the link between oral health and overall health. With more than 125 members, the Coalition is comprised of primary care clinicians, oral health clinicians, dental benefit providers, advocacy and provider organizations, state and local government officials, and consumers working together to improve oral health in Michigan. For more information, please visit http://www.mohc.org. ###