Too many children in Oregon are living with untreated, but entirely preventable, cavities and tooth decay. There are also regions and communities of Oregon where kids are disproportionately affected by poor dental health. Yet we now know more than ever that healthy teeth help set the stage for lifelong health and opportunity.
Working with school districts, community-based nonprofits and healthcare organizations, we can improve children's dental health.
The Oregon Community Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and other funding partners are pleased to offer two funding opportunities to do just that. These funding opportunities represent one of Northwest Health Foundation's Regional Improvements, a program in our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities Initiative.
The first funding opportunity is for communities to start a comprehensive children's dental health program to provide services in school settings with an emphasis on reaching communities most impacted by poor dental outcomes.
The second funding opportunity is for existing children's dental health programs that provide services in school settings to expand and develop a sustainable comprehensive model.
This joint funding opportunity is administered and managed by The Oregon Community Foundation. Links to application materials and questions about the funding opportunity will refer to their website and knowledgeable staff! (Please note, this is an Oregon-only funding opportunity.)