Articles tagged with 'Community Health' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Community Health)

2020
August
04,
2020
| 10:22 AM America/New_York
In Southeast Los Angeles, more than 32.4% of families lack healthy food access — nearly 1 out of every 3 families. And those numbers, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are growing. Now, more than ever, children and families, and especially commun...
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April
14,
2020
| 08:56 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today announced a set of grants totaling $1M to organizations supporting relief efforts for underserved populations and regions hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities that are experiencin...
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2019
December
02,
2019
| 08:38 AM America/New_York
Available data specifically on Native Hawaiian oral health needs is limited, but a growing number of sources indicate clear disparities for Native Hawaiians in both oral health outcomes and access to care statewide, from ages 0-5 and older. When you ...
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September
23,
2019
| 09:45 AM America/New_York
Half of patients are concerned about their oral health, making it the top health concern over heart, eye, digestive, mental, and skin health. 3 in 4 Americans face barriers to dental care – chiefly cost and lack of insurance – yet dentists, physic...
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2018
March
07,
2018
| 15:51 PM America/New_York
Regardless of the nation's future, there will always be people in need. Whether from natural disaster, economic struggle, or other circumstance, communities rely on assistance and systems for support. But we often forget the healthiest future beg...
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2017
October
19,
2017
| 14:35 PM America/New_York
You may know that our mission is to improve the oral health of all, and starting with young children and health literacy is a great step forward.  Before this school year started, we supported efforts by The Children's Oral Health Institute to gro...
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September
26,
2017
| 15:14 PM America/New_York
As part of our commitment to meeting the different oral health needs for different populations, DentaQuest learns about cultural heritage through observances like Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. It is a month-long tribute to Hisp...
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July
27,
2017
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
As the Senate debates health care bill proposals to transform our care delivery and financing systems, we must ensure they protect access to dental coverage for all Americans.Over the past few years, more and more Americans have been able to access a...
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June
27,
2017
| 10:16 AM America/New_York
I recently heard the perfect analogy for our oral health advocacy during the DentaQuest Foundation’s Grassroots Engagement Strategy annual meeting. It’s a saying gardeners have about the growth process of perennials: “The first year they sleep, the s...
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April
17,
2017
| 13:56 PM America/New_York
During National Minority Health Month, we’re calling attention to barriers many people must overcome to enjoy their best health, and the advocates who help them. One of our jobs as a leading health care organization is to help people understand what...
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2016
October
04,
2016
| 10:42 AM America/New_York
States and managed care organizations face real challenges when it comes to running a successful Medicaid program and helping people get and stay healthy. Medicaid leaders find themselves faced with extremely difficult decisions about how best to pri...
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2011
May
06,
2011
| 08:44 AM America/New_York
This week, two news stories caught my eye. One, in the Washington Post, was about a vote taken in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction. The other, in the Worcester, MA Telegram & Ga...
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April
29,
2011
| 09:17 AM America/New_York
Ask any American what they think about healthcare reform and, for better or worse, you’ll probably find very strong opinions about the role of government and spending. However, backstage, away from the public debate about the new law, a quiet revolu...
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April
15,
2011
| 10:12 AM America/New_York
There’s an interesting new report by the Commonwealth Fund, Securing a Healthy Future: The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011 that is worth looking at.The Commonwealth Fund’s researchers took a number of object...
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