Delta Dental Cares

Category: Partner/grantee spotlight

Addressing the oral health of San Francisco’s most vulnerable seniors

By Jim Oswald, director of marketing and communications, Meals on Wheels San Francisco Last year, Meals on Wheels San Francisco provided meals to more than 5,200 homebound seniors in the City. We experienced a surge in demand due to COVID-19 that we could not have expected. As many seniors with underlying medical conditions became housebound […]

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Not Easily Forgotten

By Dr. Meneka Johnson Nicholson, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer, Rural Health Medical Program, Inc. In the Black Belt of Alabama, you can easily find Southern charm wrapped up in historic heritage. However, if you look just a little closer you will find some of the not so beautiful parts, such as poverty, health disparities, food […]

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Red Cross and Delta Dental Community Care Foundation: Impacting lives this September and every day

Guest post by the American Red Cross The past year has reminded all of us that no one is beyond the reach of disasters. Since August, the American Red Cross has helped people whose lives have been uprooted by massive back-to-back disasters— from destructive hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta, to historic wildfires igniting across California, […]

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Student Spotlight: Katherine Ong – Continuing a long track record of service as she begins her career

On July 14, we announced our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation 2020 Student Leadership Award winners. These graduating dental students exemplify our value of service, and we are proud to provide support as they embark on their careers. Katherine Ong from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry dedicated herself to helping others since she […]

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Grantee Spotlight: COVID-19 Highlights Health Inequity in D.C. – A Q&A with Mary’s Center

People of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and often have less access to care. Our long-term partner, Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C. has put delivering health care to immigrants, minorities and other vulnerable populations at the center of its mission since its inception. That mission has taken an increased urgency amid the current pandemic, […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID – A Q&A with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Even as California reopens businesses and more people go back to work, the economic effects of COVID-19 continue to put a strain on families in the Golden State and across the country. Los Angeles County is home to more than 10 million people, and both the city and county have been hit especially hard by […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID-19 – A Q&A with Grady Health System

June 27 marks National HIV Testing Day, a day that encourages people to get tested and know their status. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation partners with several clinics across our 15-state plus D.C. enterprise that provide services to HIV/AIDS patients. As COVID-19 continues to stretch resources and increase the need for health clinics that […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID-19 – A Q&A with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

As communities continue to be hit by job losses and economic strain amid the COVID-19 crisis, local food banks become even more vital. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation gave an unrestricted grant to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to help it meet increased demand during these unprecedented times. We spoke with Melanie Flood, […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID – A Q&A with Meals on Wheels San Francisco

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has worked to make immediate funding available to California-based nonprofits working directly to help vulnerable populations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Meals on Wheels San Francisco received an unrestricted grant from the Foundation to help meet increased demand amid the challenges of this new reality. We spoke […]

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The second front of COVID-19 – grantee spotlight: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Most people think of the front line of the COVID-19 crisis as being hospitals and clinics. And while that is the front line for the battle against the virus, there is a second front: battling the food insecurity that the current economic instability has created. Many people across the nation, including in our backyard of […]

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