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Institute for Rural Health receives $20,000 grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky Foundation

The Institute for Rural Health, part of WKU’s College of Health and Human Services, has received a $20,000 grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s Foundation. “The Institute for Rural Health is honored to receive this grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky,” said Dr. Daniel Carter, Dental Director for the Institute for Rural Health. “The funds from Delta Dental provide much-needed preventive dental...

Floyd County mobile dental until to provide free oral health evaluation, treatment at district schools

In an effort to make sure its students have access to dental treatment, the Floyd County School District has partnered with a regional health-care center that will provide dental services at its schools via a mobile dental unit, Mary Meadows reports for the Floyd County Chronicle. The school board approved the contract with Big Sandy Health Care at its June 26 meeting. Meadows reports that the contract...

Delta Dental Kentucky investing $1 million to establish five regional oral health networks

Following state results published in the Making Smiles Happen: 2016 Oral Health Study of Kentucky’s Youth, Delta Dental of Kentucky is expanding its commitment to oral health across the state. Delta Dental of Kentucky is providing $1 million to launch five regional networks across the Commonwealth based upon a key recommendation from the 2016 study. These networks will engage diverse partners...

KY Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT data book gives sad snapshot of our kids; Woodford among best

The Kentucky KIDS COUNT 2016 County Data Book provides a snapshot of children by county, including county-level rankings of child well-being based on 16 different indicators. The counties with the highest rankings on child well-being include (in order) Oldham, Boone, Spencer, Woodford, and Ballard Counties. Detailed data are available for every county in Kentucky. Please click here for your county’s...

Delta Dental of Kentucky contribution will be used to build medical facility for KSP’s Trooper Island Camp

Delta Dental of Kentucky presented a check for $100,000 to Kentucky State Police in support of KSP’s Trooper Island Camp. The contribution will be used to build a medical facility on the island which will house a nurse and provide basic care and free dental screenings for campers. “Delta Dental of Kentucky is proud to expand our support and continue our partnership with the Kentucky State Police...

Delta Dental of Kentucky, Fund for the Arts initiative to help establish educational arts program

Delta Dental of Kentucky, with its Making Smiles Happen charitable initiative, has donated $100,000 to Fund for the Arts for a new educational art program in Kentucky. The Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen initiative will provide Arts in Education programs to two regions of the state – Jefferson County and 25 Eastern Kentucky counties – beginning in 2016. The Arts in Education program will...