Grant extends initiative to Escondido Union School District for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (July 5, 2023) – Neighborhood Healthcare, a regional Federally Qualified Health Center providing a wide range of health services, announced today that it received $100,000 Grant from Delta Dental for its Mobile Dental Services program for children.
The grant enables the non-profit organization to extend this initiative to the Escondido Union School District for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond.
“We’ll be able to purchase an additional mobile dental service vehicle specifically to serve the students within this school district,” said Joseph Jordan, DDS, Dental Director for Neighborhood Healthcare. “The Mobile Dental Services for children is just one example of how we go above and beyond in serving those in need with high integrity, professionalism, and in the spirit of collaboration. In doing so, we dedicate ourselves to improving community health so everyone can live happy and healthy lives. We’re thankful for Delta Dental’s contribution to our efforts!”
Neighborhood Healthcare’s Mobile Dental Services also known as Virtual Dental Home program is a community-based oral health initiative that provides preventative and early intervention services in community settings such as schools and preschool sites. These activities include a complete dental exam, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, X-rays, sealants, and pictures of the child’s teeth. The program aims to reach children with limited or no access to dental care due to multiple factors, such as lack of awareness, transportation, insurance, family income, or avoidance of dental care due to fear. Families do not incur any out-of-pocket costs for utilizing this service, and no one is turned away based on their inability to pay.
More information on Neighborhood Healthcare’s dental health services is available at Dental Health Services.
About Neighborhood Healthcare
Neighborhood Healthcare provides quality, compassionate, whole-person care to everyone, regardless of their circumstance, throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties. We go above and beyond in serving those in need with high integrity, professionalism, and in the spirit of collaboration, just as we did when founded more than 50 years ago. In doing so, we dedicate ourselves to improving community health so everyone can live happy and healthy lives.