DELTA DENTAL: Awarded $1.3 Million Grant For Healthy Families Participation
The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board announced yesterday it has awarded Delta Dental Plan of California a $1.3 million grant for community dental clinics serving the state's Healthy Families participants. Delta will use the grants to fund 12 dental clinics that offer services to children of migrant and seasonal farm workers, Native Americans and fishing and forestry workers who participate in Healthy Families. "This award allows us to more fully serve the oral health needs of special populations eligible under Healthy Families," said Michael Kaufmann, senior vice president of state government programs for Delta. "Combined with a rural funding grant Delta received earlier this fall, this new award helps us support clinics located strategically throughout the state that target the hard-to-reach children -- those who have difficulty obtaining services because they are isolated geographically or are itinerant," he said. According to Delta, it has enrolled just over half of the 50,000 children now participating in the Healthy Families program (Delta release, 12/21).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.