The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition has received a one-year grant, worth $27,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation.
In a letter announcing the grant's award, the Health Foundation "expressed appreciation of the Dental Coalition's active commitment to improving the health and health care of Coloradans," Dental Coalition officials said.
Terms of the grant require that the money be spent in a 12-month period to help the Dental Coalition provide restorative, surgical and oral hygiene services four days a week in Craig and two days a month in Steamboat Springs.
It also stipulates the coalition provide oral health screenings to 1,100 school children at elementary schools in Moffat and Routt counties, and provide oral health education to about 50 parents of infants and toddlers in a day care setting.
The Health Foundation, according to a news release, works to make Colorado the "healthiest state in the nation by investing in grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that focus on increasing the number of Coloradans with health insurance."
For more information about the Dental Coalition and the services the agency provides, call director Janet Pearcey at 824-8000.