Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: Healthy Smiles, Healthy ChildrenDeadline: December 21, 2018
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing dental homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry defines a dental home as the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care, delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way. HSHC supports this goal through its grants targeting children up to age 18.
Special consideration will be given to initiatives:
- Supporting the age-one dental visit
- Emphasizing care to patients age 0 to 5
- Providing care to special needs patients
- Addressing the needs of specific underserved demographic groups
- Incorporating systemic health, i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc.
Funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to, child oral health care; clinical supplies, instruments, and equipment; salaries; and education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.
Amount: Grants of up to $20,000 are available.
Eligibility: Qualified applicants include, but are not limited to: nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations; local health jurisdictions; county health departments; hospitals and clinics; state government agencies; colleges/schools of dentistry; colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only); and national, state, and local dental societies.
Qualified initiatives must be dentist-led, with priority given to projects with pediatric dentist leadership. Projects led by general practitioners also may apply.