A.T. STILL UNIVERSITY, ARIZONA SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY AND ORAL HEALTH, Pinal
$25,000.00 Smiles Across Pinal County
Using an affiliated practice dental hygiene model that includes dental students, funding will help to provide dental screening and sealants, oral health education, and fluoride varnish applications in the school-based dental sealant program. In 2014, the program will also pilot an interactive oral health education program for teens.
BAGDAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Yavapai
$9,975.00 Miles of Smiles
Grant funds will be used to provide on-site dental exams, radiographs, oral hygiene instruction, dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride varnish applications for preschool through 12th grade students. Supplies and educational materials will be purchased and funds will also be used to provide training for two employees.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF METROPOLITAN PHOENIX, Maricopa
$25,000.00 Prevention Services for Children
Grant funds will be used to provide exams, dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments as needed, and oral hygiene, nutrition and tobacco avoidance education to 800 children ages 5-18.
CENTRAL ARIZONA DENTAL SOCIETY FOUNDATION, All
$12,500.00 2014 Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy
Foundation funding will be used for dental and computer equipment rental, tables, AV equipment, signage, and dental supplies for the event.
CHICANOS POR LA CAUSA, All
$15,000.00 CPLC Early Childhood Development Preventative Oral Health Initiative
Funding will be used to provide oral health screenings and fluoride varnish applications for 846 children from birth to age 5. The program will emphasize oral disease prevention information for children, parents, families, and all members living in the home. CPLC will also work with the perinatal population to provide an oral health screening, referrals and oral health education on the importance of oral health prior, during and after pregnancy. It is anticipated that 2,500 children, parents and Head Start staff will benefit from this program.
COCONINO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT, Coconino
$12,154.00 Grand Smiles in the Grand Canyon State
Foundation funds will be used for preventive dental services for grades 2-6 in Parks, Arizona. Using an affiliated practice model, a dental hygienist will provide dental cleanings and sealants, fluoride varnish, education and referral. Funds will also cover presentations by Jason Marsee on tobacco avoidance in the communities of Flagstaff, Page, Williams, Parks, Kaibeto and Tuba City. It is anticipated that these presentations will reach over 3,000 youth.
DESERT MISSION, INC., Maricopa
$25,000.00 Preventive Dental Care for Low-Income Children in North Phoenix.
Funding will be used for school-based oral health screenings for 8,000 children in North Phoenix. Reduced-cost food baskets will be offered as an incentive for parents to bring their children back for follow-up preventive care.
DIGNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION, Maricopa
$21,688.00 Dignity Health Children’s Dental Clinic
Funds will be used to provide community-based oral health education to 400 children and parents and preventive services to 250 children at the Chandler CARE Center. Through an affiliated practice model, a dental hygienist will provide dental sealants and cleanings, fluoride varnish applications, oral health and nutrition education, and referrals. An oral health liaison/educator will provide classes in early childhood and adult oral care, tooth brushing programs for day care providers, oral health for pregnant and parenting teens, and Take Charge, a train-the trainer program that emphasizes parental oral health responsibility, high self-standards of care, and developing routines in encouraging healthy behaviors.
EL RIO HEALTH FOUNDATION, Pima
$15,000.00 Early Childhood Caries Prevention Program
Funds will help support dental screenings, weekly fluoride varnish sessions, oral health education to families, and access to follow-up dental care. Services are offered in the waiting rooms of pediatric medical sites. Funds will also support expansion of services to pregnant women and to a new medical site with no dental services.
FEEDING MATTERS, All
$6,500.00 Oral Health Provider Directory
Funds will support the Oral Health Provider Directory, a collection of pediatric medical and dental providers who work with children with feeding struggles. Directory users can create a customized list of disciplines, geographic locations, and treatment approaches.
FLAGSTAFF MEDICAL CENTER, Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai
$10,000.00 Preventing Dental Disease among Children with Chronic and Disabling Health Conditions
Foundation funds will support the purchase of electric toothbrushes for patients who receive care through Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS), a program of FMC’s Children’s Health Center. FMC case managers will provide instruction to families on proper use of the brushes and education on preventive oral health practices.
HOMEWARD BOUND, Maricopa
$25,000.00 Children’s Dental Program
Funds will provide additional fluoride varnish applications and oral health education to uninsured and underinsured children participating in Homeward Bound.
LA PAZ/MOHAVE FIRST THINGS FIRST, La Paz, Mohave
$25,000.00 Oral Health Coalition
Funds will allow the expansion of oral health promotion to include establishment of an oral health coalition in the region. Relationships will be developed with health and early learning providers to promote early childhood oral health and integrate oral health activities into existing programs.
LEGACY FOUNDATION CHRIS-TOWN YMCA, Maricopa
$8,000.00 YMCA Dental Clinic
Support will fund operations, supplies and replacement of small equipment as needed to support the clinic’s increased capacity.
MAGGIE'S PLACE, Maricopa
$7,500.00 Dental Program for Maggie’s Place
Funds will be used for a collaborative partnership between Maggie’s Place and Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) Dental Clinic for the homeless. Through this partnership, CASS will provide dental care to Maggie’s Place guests (women who are pregnant and in need). Services will also be offered to 12 alumnae mothers who continue to receive Maggie’s Place support.
MARICOPA COUNTY ORAL HEALTH LEADERS, ADVOCATES, AND RESOURCES (M.O.L.A.R.), Maricopa
$25,000.00 M.O.L.A.R. Coalition
Foundation funds will help to cover organizational and administrative costs for the coalition, venue and speaker costs for a symposium planned for 2014, and support for work group initiatives. Funds will also be used to host tables at three events to recruit new members, form new partnerships, and educate the community.
NATIVE HEALTH, Maricopa
$25,000.00 Native Kids Dental Health Improvement Project
Funds will be used for an educator who will coordinate and provide fluoride applications at 40 outreach events in 2014. The project will also provide oral health education and fluoride treatments to children currently served in a variety of Native Health programs.
NAVAJO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICT, Navajo, Apache, Gila
$14,985.00 Navajo/Apache/Gila County Oral Health Coalition
Foundation funds will be used to support the Navajo, Apache and Gila County (NAG) Oral Health Coalition. A coalition coordinator will lead in coalition development, recruitment, communication, and activities.
OVERGAARD PONDEROSA LIONS FOUNDATION, Navajo, Apache, Gila, Yavapai, & Coconino
$13,000.00 Children's Dental Health Awareness Program
Funds will be used for educational materials and program costs. Each child attending a presentation receives a 5-week brushing diary with a small prize given at the end of each week for successful tooth brushing. A Facebook page allows a child/parent to converse with the Tooth Fairy on lost teeth, dental visits, etc., with the Tooth Fairy responding to each child. Funding also supports the Overgaard Ponderosa Lions in assisting other Lions Clubs with their own oral health awareness programs.
PHOENIX RESCUE MISSION, Maricopa
$14,000.00 Changing Living Center’s Dental Health Project for Homeless Children and Pregnant Moms
Foundation funds will support preventive dental services for up to 91 uninsured children and pregnant moms enrolled in the Changing Lives Center long-term residential program for homeless women and children. Funds will also be used to purchase dental equipment and dental supplies.
SOUTHWEST AUTISM RESEARCH & RESOURCE CENTER, All
$15,000.00 Education and Training for Dental Professionals
Funds will provide continuation of the current education and training program to include dissemination of information guides. Outreach and training opportunities will also be increased.
SOUTHWEST HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, Maricopa
$15,000.00 SWHD Oral Health Program for Children and Families
Funds will be used to offer oral health programs to more than 3,000 children and families who are part of Southwest Human Development programs.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, Maricopa
$17,400.00 Children’s Dental Program
Foundation funds will be used to provide oral hygiene education, dental cleanings and sealants, and fluoride applications for children in St. Vincent de Paul dental clinics.
SUN LIFE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, Pinal
$15,000.00 Smile Mobile Oral Health Screening Project
Foundation funds will cover costs of a dental hygienist and materials to provide oral health screening and fluoride application services to children 6 and older in Pinal County. Sun Life will deliver these services through the organization’s Smile Mobile Clinic with special focus on youth in remote rural areas federally designated as having a dental professional shortage (San Manuel, Superior, Florence, San Manuel, Kearny and Stanfield).
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION, Pima
$15,000.00 Integrating Primary Care, Health Education, and Oral Health Preventive Services
Foundation funds will help the Mobile Health Program to provide oral health education, screening/referral services, and dental supplies for children in Southern Arizona. Oral health education will also be incorporated into group prenatal education classes, with a goal of making oral health relevant in every encounter.
VERDE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, Yavapai
$12,472.00 Healthy Families
Funding will help this project to provide dental education, training, and supplies to 40 families with a newborn through a home-visiting program designed to assist new parents on a wide range of child-focused topics.