Navigation Links
Highmark Foundation Awards $1.9 Million to Improve Access to Oral Health and Dental Care for Underserved Populations in Pennsylvania
Date:2/3/2009

Grants will fund access to oral health care programs for the uninsured, underinsured and those with special needs

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Health studies indicate that oral health is directly related to an individual's overall health. The Highmark Foundation recently awarded $1.9 million in grants to 21 oral health programs across its 49-county Pennsylvania service region to help improve access to oral health and dental care programs for low-income, rural and uninsured populations.

"Oral and dental diseases can have health and social impacts on the community," said Yvonne Cook, president of the Highmark Foundation. "Inadequate oral health has been linked to more serious conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart and lung diseases. Poor oral health, especially tooth decay, can affect academic achievement in children and lead to missed days of school, result in missed employment opportunities for adults and affect overall quality of life for all individuals."

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), millions of American children and adults lack regular access to routine dental care. Access to care is a significant problem with low-income families being impacted the most.

"We know that the inability to pay for dental care, limited dental benefits and a lack of dentists available to serve low-income populations can prevent individuals from receiving routine dental care," said Cook. "Through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process, the Highmark Foundation invited safety-net providers, such as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), FQHC look-alikes, community health clinics, rural health clinics, free clinics, health departments and hospital-based clinics, to apply for grants that would help increase access to care and establish oral care programs that impact the communities served by Highmark."

The Highmark Foundation's goal, through the
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Highmark Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Highmark and Independence Blue Cross Withdraw Applications to Combine
2. Highmark Medicare Services Awarded New Contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
3. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Provides Online Physician Quality Information to Members
4. Highmark Blue Shield to Open Highmark Direct, a Health Insurance Retail Store
5. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to Open Highmark Direct, a Health Insurance Retail Store
6. Highmark Inc. Teams with Operation Warm to Provide New Winter Coats for Children in Need
7. Dont Know How Much an X-Ray Costs You? Highmark Network Providers Will Begin Having Conversations With Highmark Members About Their Actual Cost of Care
8. Highmark Employee Volunteers Receive $9,500 in Grants for Nonprofit Organizations
9. Highmark Healthy High 5 School Challenge Grant Program Enables Pennsylvania Schools to Implement or Enhance Healthy Lifestyle Programs for Students
10. Highmark Foundation Extends Subsidy for Health eTools for Schools(R) through 2013
11. Zix Corporation to Participate in $29 Million Highmark e-Prescribing/eHealth Initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... TX (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Dream2Walk ... presenting Music4Miracles on Sept. 14th, 2014 during Spinal Cord Injury ... McKinney, Aubrey Lynn England, and Chuck Ligon. Linear Automotive will ... and Gasser show. , Doors open at 2pm. The car ... which includes one free pass to the concert. There will ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies ... suggests that 6-year-olds who were breast-fed have a lower ... bottle-fed infants, while the other finds a similar trend ... the "many benefits of breast-feeding in the immediate newborn ... Hill Hospital in New York City. She was not ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, ... weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite ... obese patients. Using electric impulses to block the vagus ... to suppress feelings of hunger. And, they did, just not ... blocks the nerve that connects the brain to the gut ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... the Ebola outbreak continues to overwhelm health-care workers in ... States and the United Nations called on Tuesday for ... of the often-fatal virus. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director ... said that without a greater global commitment in resources ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... sleep apnea, tonsillectomies, hearing loss, head and neck ... in Orlando, FL, September 21-24, at the 2014 ... Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), ... head and neck physicians in the world. , ... released today, and are available online at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gas Monkey Hosts Concert in Dallas Benefiting Dream2Walk Foundation with Linear Automotive 2Health News:More Evidence Breast-Feeding Lowers Child's Risk of Infections, Allergies 2Health News:Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study 2Health News:Nerve Blocking Procedure Fails to Impress in Weight Loss Study 3Health News:More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak 2Health News:More Global Help Needed to Fight Ebola Outbreak 3
... The European Association of Urology (EAU) and Europa ... prostate cancer, have entered into an,affiliated partnership as ... improve,patient awareness in Europe with regards to urological ... "Thanks to this unique,EAU affiliated partnership, Europa Uomo ...
... a series of clinical trials in order to assess ... the application of personalised vaccines produced from healthy and ... designed to combat glioblastomas, one of the most aggressive ... to participating patients combined with the standard, first-line treatment ...
... time, so do knees, internal injuries, study finds, , MONDAY, ... warrior who likes to hit the basketball court or hockey ... of physical activity boost the risk of internal knee damage ... the injuries occurred in middle-age people who showed no symptoms ...
... , Red Cross ... name of others , WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 In spite ... support charities in two ways, with 62 percent planning to dig deep ... with others about donating to charity instead of buying them a gift, ...
... , KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 30 Stryker ... agreement to acquire privately held Ascent Healthcare Solutions, Inc. ... devices in the U.S. , Under the terms of ... million in an all cash transaction. The closing is conditioned ...
... Here,s how the House and Senate bills stack up , ... bills moving through the U.S. Congress differ in a number ... in the number of uninsured Americans. , Legislation approved by ... to 96 percent of Americans. The Senate is preparing to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines 2Health News:Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines 3Health News:Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines 4Health News:Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines 5Health News:Clinical trials launched for treating most aggressive brain tumor with personalized cell vaccines 6Health News:Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis 2Health News:Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis 3Health News:American Red Cross Survey Finds 62 Percent of Americans Plan to Donate More Than $25 to Charity This Holiday Season in Spite of Economic Downturn 2Health News:American Red Cross Survey Finds 62 Percent of Americans Plan to Donate More Than $25 to Charity This Holiday Season in Spite of Economic Downturn 3Health News:Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Ascent Healthcare Solutions 2Health News:Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Ascent Healthcare Solutions 3Health News:Health Reform: What's in It for You? 2Health News:Health Reform: What's in It for You? 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... Sept. 2, 2014 Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... offer, subject to market and other conditions, $230 million ... (the "Notes"). Depomed, Inc. ("Depomed") expects to grant the ... up to an additional $34.5 million aggregate principal amount ... RBC Capital Markets, LLC will act as joint book-running ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...  XBiotech announced today interim results from its ... US for its anti-cancer agent Xilonix™. ... being evaluated in advanced colorectal cancer patients where ... endpoint of the study is overall survival, comparing ... population provided only palliative therapy for cachexia. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... New York , September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... report published by Transparency Market Research "Latin America ... Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist ... and Telemedicine, Respiratory Therapy, Infusion Therapy and Unskilled ... Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Depomed Announces Offering of $230 Million Convertible Senior Notes Due 2021 2Depomed Announces Offering of $230 Million Convertible Senior Notes Due 2021 3XBiotech Halts Study, Reports Positive Phase III Results with Antibody Therapy for Cancer 2Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 5Home Healthcare Market in Latin America Expected to Reach USD 17.5 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research 6
... Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide ... a conference call on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at ... operating performance for the first quarter ended September 30, ... and marketing activities. , Corgenix invites all those interested ...
... 3 On-Q-ity, a next-generation oncology diagnostics company ... that it has closed a $21 million series ... MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures and included Bessemer Venture Partners, ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070702/AQM026LOGO ) , On-Q-ity is developing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cancer Diagnostics Company, On-Q-ity, Raises $21M in Series A Funding for the Development of Technologies to Personalize Cancer Therapy 2
... has been designed so the surgeon can ... tissue away from the operative surface. It ... without stay-sutures or assistance. This controlled versatility ... to do other tasks, which will broaden ...
... The PowerPro® Battery System is a ... line of powered surgical instruments. The PowerPro ... software controlled battery powered instrument available on ... power system specifically designed to meet the ...
... GE OEC, the market leader ... decades of imaging experience and advanced ... with its latest entry, the MiniView ... extremity imaging has the workstation components ...
Lightweight & portable, compact station. Accurate and speedy measurement, auto-shot function, AI measuring function, focusing indicator....
Medicine Products: