DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (disparities)

2019
February
19,
2019
| 03:12 PM 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
| 03:18 PM 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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2018
September
06,
2018
| 06:06 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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July
10,
2018
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
It is an unacceptable truth - people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a much harder time than people without IDD navigating the already complex health care system. That includes trying to find a dentist and access oral ...
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April
26,
2018
| 02:00 PM 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
| 11:00 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
| 04:14 PM 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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September
26,
2017
| 09:14 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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September
08,
2017
| 05:11 PM America/New_York
September is a big month for kids – not only are they starting or heading back to school, but this year they also are taking center stage in Washington as Congress heads back from its own summer recess. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Pro...
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July
31,
2017
| 11:10 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
| 04:16 PM 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
| 03:28 PM 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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April
17,
2017
| 07:56 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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January
24,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/New_York
As the new Trump Administration and Republican Congress begin their work this month, they will have the opportunity to advance conservative priorities through major legislative changes. At the top of their list is repealing the Affordable Care Act (A...
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2016
June
14,
2016
| 11:01 PM America/New_York
Did you know men are more likely to get oral cancer than women? Men are also more likely to skip dentist and doctor visits. For Men’s Health Monthhappening now, let’s raise awareness about these and other disparities.Overall, more than 10 adults out...
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April
28,
2016
| 12:14 AM America/New_York
April is minority health month, and there’s no better time to focus on dental health—which so profoundly affects the overall health of minorities. As the commemorative month comes to a close, consider the importance of improving the oral health of al...
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