June 30, 2015
For Immediate Release
Hispanic Dental Association partners with W.K. Kellogg Foundation in National Effort to eliminate oral health disparities in the Hispanic Community by launching a National Hispanic/Latino Oral Health Education Campaign
AUSTIN, TEXAS. – The 2015 National Hispanic/Latino Oral Health Education Campaign begins on June 30th. The project is funded by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of BattleCreek, Mich.
“As the Hispanic Community continues to grow, oral health disparities are not being addresses at a pace that keeps up with the increase in the population size. We look forward to an impactful partnership where we can empower the public with culturally appropriate oral health information,” voiced Dr. Vidal Balderas DDS, President of the Hispanic Dental Association.
Campaign efforts will be national in scope, but highlight and focus in cities where HDA has a professional chapter and be augmented through its 34 Dental Student Chapters. The focus centers on 3 key components;
1. Educate dental oral health professionals regarding the oral health needs of the underserved population
in their communities suffering from untreated dental disease.
2. Educate private practitioners on how to strengthen and expand the public/private health safety net
through new innovative oral health providers and workforce models.
3. Educate the Hispanic/Latino population on disease prevention and dental health through bi-lingual
messaging and materials.
Read More: HDA WK Kellogg Press Release