NATIVE HEALTH receives HRSA Funding Award for Integrated Oral Health

Health and Human Services announced nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 health centers in 47 states, to increase access to integrated oral health care services and improve oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients. NATIVE HEALTH is a recipient.
This funding enables health centers to expand integrated oral health care services and increase the number of patients served. With these awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers across the country will increase their oral health service capacity by hiring approximately 1,600 new dentists, dental hygienists, assistants, aides, and technicians to treat nearly 785,000 new patients.
Oral health problems can be a sign of illness elsewhere in the body. Additionally, lack of access to preventive and routine dental care for underserved populations can result in dental conditions requiring more costly emergency dental treatment.