Foundation / Corporation
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC): The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
12/21/18 4:00 PM CST
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and dental societies that offer dental health care to underserved children. Funding will support community-based efforts to serve children whose families are unable to afford dental care.
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is committed to 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. One way Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) supports this goal is through Access to Care Grants in support of care for children up to age 18.
Foundation funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to:
-Child oral health care
-Clinic supplies, instruments and equipment
-Education and/or outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities.
All expense items must have clear, direct impact on pediatric oral health care and a direct link to the Dental Home.
Points to Consider:
-The reviewers are well versed in the oral health care needs of children, so don’t bother providing national trends/statistics in your proposal. Instead, focus on your community child oral health care issues and needs, versus general child oral health care needs and statistics.
-A priority of HSHC is to provide a Dental Home to children. The AAPD defines the 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.
-Grantees will be paired with an HSHC pediatric dental consultant for the 12 months of the grant award. The consultant will provide support and guidance to grantees.
Special consideration will be given to initiatives:
-Supporting the age-one dental visit
-Emphasizing care to patients 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 176925
Up to 20
Up to $20,000
HSHC grants are one-year grants. All funds associated with Foundation Access to Care Grants must be expended within 12 months of award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online:
Jasmine Williams, Donor Relations Assistant:
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