Three of the DentaQuest Foundation’s Oral Health 2014 Initiative state coalition participants – Oregon Oral Health Coalition, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services– leveraged their planning and outreach developed with the Foundation’s support and resources to land federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services/ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). All three state coalitions received HRSA State Oral Health Workforce Grants for projects running from 2012-2015.
- expand preventive dental through a school-based dental sealant program by using a broad network of practice dental hygienists;
- increase access to service in rural and frontier schools; and
- create a statewide certification process to ensure high quality and appropriate services are provided at schools.