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May
2019
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05:03 PM
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Supporting Children’s Health and Wellbeing With UnidosUS, Red Nose Day

DentaQuest has made a donation to UnidosUS through our corporate giving fund to support the Red Nose Day campaign of Comic Relief on May 23. The campaign is focused on eliminating childhood poverty, one of the social determinants of health. UnidosUS has committed to raise funds through the campaign to support childhood health. DentaQuest is supporting UnidosUS’ efforts so the organization will receive matching funds from the Red Nose Day Fund for their Healthy and Ready for the Future initiative. 

UnidosUS is the only Latino-led core partner of Red Nose Day working with children living in poverty. UnidosUS’ initiative works with eight FQHCs and community-based organizations with migrant head start programs to solidify a dental and medical home for children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers across rural America. They are doing this in 124 communities in the states of Texas, Florida, Arizona, California and Washington. In 2018, 25,000 children received oral health services from these UnidosUS health affiliates. Like UnidosUS, DentaQuest believes that a holistic approach to serving children will help them grow up healthy, ready to learn and capable of achieving their dreams in the future. 

Individuals can support this project to end childhood poverty and foster childhood health by purchasing and wearing a Red Nose on May 23.

Info on Red Nose Day here: https://rednoseday.org/news/its-officially-red-nose-day-season

Info on Unidos Health here: https://www.unidosus.org/issues/health/