We are excited to see what develops as we engage Michigan communities to embrace the challenge and opportunity of addressing oral health disparities in their communities.
Lansing, Michigan. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
The Michigan Oral Health Coalition is taking another major step in its statewide action plan to address access to oral health services. The Coalition is currently accepting applications from community-based organizations across Michigan for its 2013 Community Mini-Grant Program. An application deadline of January 4, 2013 has been set with four grants to be awarded later in the month.
Support for this grant program is provided by the Michigan Oral Health Coalition, through the Oral Health 2014 Initiative of the DentaQuest Foundation. The Michigan Oral Health Coalition looks to inspire communities to create networks of innovation, advocacy and leadership to improve the oral health of residents. These community networks will align data and resources, and create effective approaches to prevent and manage oral disease that can be replicated.
Through the 2013 Community Mini-Grant Program, the Michigan Oral Health Coalition will assist communities in developing local coalitions. The coalition approach allows the community to find solutions to health problems and determine which solutions will work best.
“Oral health is an essential component of comprehensive health care,” said Karlene Ketola, Executive Director of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition. “We are excited to see what develops as we engage Michigan communities to embrace the challenge and opportunity of addressing oral health disparities in their communities.”
For a complete grant application and guidelines, visit http://mohc.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/2013-community-mini-grant-program2.pdf.
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.