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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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Finding hope in a challenging year

By Kenzie Ferguson Last January, my team and I spent several days mapping out our funding priorities for 2020. We had plans for big events, lofty aspirations for impact on specific oral health issues and optimism for the year ahead. Needless to say, the emergence of COVID-19 a short month and a half later and […]

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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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Focusing on gratitude amid trying times

By Kevin Ryan Let’s be honest; it has been a rough year. Everyone has been impacted by the ranging and ever-changing turbulence of 2020 – a year that thus far has been largely defined by challenges and setbacks. Though our emotions and experiences are unique, our collective conscience will forever remember 2020. Throughout the chaos, […]

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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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Delta Dental Community Care Foundation goes in BIG to help the Big Apple

By Kenzie Ferguson Recently, the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced that we would be providing $2 million in relief funds specifically to organizations in New York state. We started off by making significant donations to New York health organizations and nonprofits we have partnerships with already. We knew that the road to recovery will […]

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