Family First Health receives $50,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation in support of Kids Against Cavities
Central Pa. – Family First Health is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from The Stabler Foundation in support of Kids Against Cavities, which aims to increase access to coordinated, cost-effective and high-quality oral health care for children in York and Adams counties.
Kids Against Cavities is a comprehensive pediatric oral health care system based on the Hub and Spoke Model, which was created in 2007 by the Kansas Association for Medically Underserved (KAMU).
As an initiative of Family First Health, Kids Against Cavities uses the federally qualified health center’s five established sites in York and Adams counties as dental “hubs,” with satellite locations, services and partnerships as “spokes” to provide expanded treatment options.
This model allows providers to directly deliver services to underserved children and reserve fixed-site services for high-intensity treatment. This takes a proactive approach in strengthening the community’s oral health by decreasing geographic barriers to care. In addition, the expansion of the portable dentistry approach contributes to the financial viability of the “hub” by providing reimbursable services off-site to a target population.
The $50,000 grant, awarded by The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation on June 23, 2014, will support Kids Against Cavities as it enhances its services, including:
- Expanding mobile service to 500 children enrolled in 18 Early Head Start and Head Start of York County locations
- Increasing operating room capacity for treatment of children with special needs
- Further developing partnerships with local dental residency programs
- Implementing technology to enable expanded treatment options
- Tracking oral health outcomes
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About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.