Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awards grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its Dental Program
(Houston, TX, October 25th) Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its dental program which is aimed at improving oral health outcomes for low-income, uninsured/underinsured in Houston’s East End. El Centro’s program will provide comprehensive dental services, which includes diagnostic, preventive, restorative, endodontic, periodontics and oral surgery to 3,000 low-income children and adults.
About El Centro
Serving Houston’s East End community since 1994, El Centro de Corazon (El Centro) is an accomplished Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four health center locations and offers a comprehensive range of pediatric and adult health care services for the medically underserved and uninsured, which includes primary care, women’s health, dental care, and behavioral health services. El Centro also provides ancillary services, such as case management and eligibility assistance, to help patients and their families overcome obstacles to accessing health care services. In 2019, El Centro aims to provide direct patient care to 14,315 low-income children and adults for a total of 50,104 patient visits. El Centro is recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home – Level 1 at its John S. Dunn Health Center by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
About Delta Dental
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded nearly $39 million in funding and support to increase access to quality dental care, oral health education, and advance scientific research across the company’s 15-state service area and the District of Columbia.