Articles tagged with 'Health Equity' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Health Equity)

2020
October
13,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, mechanical ventilators have been in the spotlight. With limited options to treat this new and novel virus, in many cases, health care providers have been relying heavily on mechanical ventilators to help ke...
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October
12,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When Dr. Ritika Chandra took a continuing education class about teledentistry in 2019 as part of the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Conference, she thought it was interesting but didn’t give it much additional thought. She had no...
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September
28,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, today released a report that reinforces the connection between oral health and overall health, and underscores the breadth of health issues that ongoing, preventive oral health care can protect ...
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September
15,
2020
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. This is a school year unlike any other. As children and families prepare to begin months of virtual learn...
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August
24,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced its 2020 Health Equity Heroes – Heroes in the Time of COVID-19. Now in its sixth year, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards program celebrates individuals w...
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August
19,
2020
| 14:09 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc.  The inequities in our health care system have existed for decades, as people of color have long experienced signi...
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June
25,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Like many Philadelphians, Dr. Janine Burkhardt uses the city’s subway system to get to work. But her time isn’t spent commuting — it’s spent providing dental care to individuals experiencing homelessness at the Hub of Hope, a clinic located under...
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June
01,
2020
| 17:54 PM America/New_York
This message from Steve Pollock, Myechia Minter-Jordan and Roxanne Martinez was shared with all DentaQuest affiliated employees on June 1, 2020.  Dear Colleagues, Over the last several days, we’ve seen our communities react to the brutal deaths...
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May
06,
2020
| 17:44 PM America/New_York
Coronavirus has exposed stark truths about the nation’s long-standing health disparities. The virus is hitting low-income communities especially hard, highlighting gaps in health literacy, access to care and trust in our health care system. As one of...
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2019
November
18,
2019
| 10:23 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the purpose-driven oral health company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, today announced the 2019 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes, six individuals and a team, who are breaking down barriers and improving health for at-risk in...
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July
23,
2019
| 16:43 PM America/New_York
The 2019 Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) Grassroots Convening, Disrupting With Inclusion, took place in Washington, D.C. last week. These members of OPEN represent those “on the ground” in their communities working to achieve and h...
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June
19,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/New_York
Imagine a health care system that “recognizes the critical relationship between food and health, and ensures access to nutrition services that help prevent, manage and treat diet-related illness.” The Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan out...
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February
19,
2019
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
Embrace health equity with Preventistry At DentaQuest, we believe that everyone deserves lasting oral health. But for everyone to have improved oral health, health equity must be a priority. What is health equity? You may have heard the term...
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February
13,
2019
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
We talk a lot about the health system in America as a health system that is broken. Yet, it is hard to find clear explanations of what is broken. This is meant to clear things up, but also to demonstrate that oral health should no longer be separ...
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January
22,
2019
| 10:42 AM America/New_York
You may have noticed, we now have a tag line — Welcome to Preventistry. But what does that mean? In short, Preventistry is our revolutionary approach to improving the oral health of all. It’s based on the idea that, in order for people to achieve...
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2018
November
14,
2018
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Health starts in the mouth. In fact, people cannot truly be healthy without addressing their oral health. But our health care system is not designed to help people maintain a healthy mouth. For too long the health care system has functioned as a comp...
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October
15,
2018
| 09:03 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health enterprise and largest Medicaid dental benefits company serving 24 million members across 30 states, announced its 2018 Health Equity Heroes, recognizing and commending the work of six leaders whose innova...
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September
06,
2018
| 12:06 PM America/New_York
Amanda is a 33-year-old single mom from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Va. She and her two young children came to the local fairgrounds – usually the site of the Virginia Kentucky District Fair and rodeos, among other events – for help with some d...
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August
22,
2018
| 13:05 PM America/New_York
Adult dental benefits are not currently included in Maryland Medicaid – which means emergency departments (EDs) in the state see a lot of oral emergencies. Though Medicaid recipients only represent 15% of the total adult population in the state, they...
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April
26,
2018
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest is proud to sign onto the YWCA’s national Stand Against Racism campaign.  This important campaign raises awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in the communities we live in and work.  Inclusio...
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March
02,
2018
| 05:00 AM America/New_York
Nick woke up on March 2, 2017 with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. He often experienced the same feeling right before a big meeting with an important DentaQuest client or a public presentation on Medicaid dental programs. But today was di...
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2017
November
16,
2017
| 10:14 AM America/New_York
Hear from so many passionate individuals who are part of the DentaQuest Foundation's Oral Health 2020 National Network, which is working to address oral health equity, policy, and ultimately improved oral health for all.   Learn more about ...
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October
27,
2017
| 11:18 AM America/New_York
As October comes to an end, so does the national observance recognizing the need and importance of dental hygiene. For this Q&A, one of our own registered dental hygienists (RDHs) opens up about how she came to this career path and why it is invaluab...
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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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August
18,
2017
| 15:22 PM America/New_York
As a partner to states and the largest Medicaid / CHIP dental benefits administrator in the country, we at DentaQuest must stay updated on the latest health care policy trends - in large part because anything in the health space affects the oral heal...
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July
31,
2017
| 17:10 PM America/New_York
While we all paid close attention to health care in the Senate last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee made a critical, yet mostly overlooked step to advance oral health for at-risk populations. On July 27th, the Committee unanimously pass...
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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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June
06,
2017
| 09:28 AM America/New_York
For the second straight year, DentaQuest is participating in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Leadership Program. Last year, DentaQuest became the first oral health organization to be accepted into the program. Over the next 12 months...
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May
08,
2017
| 16:22 PM America/New_York
New white paper delves into the role of interprofessional networks to coordinate person-centered care and improve oral healthDentaQuest Institute, in collaboration with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, the Medical University of South Caroli...
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