Event Title

Supporting Affordable Dental Care for Vulnerable Residents of Bulloch County

Location

Georgia Southern University- Williams Center

Faculty Mentors

Dr. Yelena Tarasenko

Course Name

Public Health, Funding and Grantsmanship

Session Type

Graduate Poster Presentation

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

18-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

April 2018

Description

During a Public Health Funding and Grants class, JPHCOPH doctoral students from all concentrations worked with the assigned community partner, Hearts and Hands Clinic. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to improve the health and wellness of Bulloch County’s low-income and uninsured population. Dental services are the clinic’s most requested, but underfunded service. Specifically, the clinic needed a dental assistant to schedule appointments and work with volunteer dental providers. The objective of this service-learning project was to create and submit a funding proposal to the Patterson Foundation, which supports programs that expand access to dental care for vulnerable individuals. The grant was awarded in February 2018. In reflection, this service-learning project resulted in a university-community collaboration. It mutually benefited students, who learned new skills of grant writing and team science, and the nonprofit organization, which received funding to extend its oral health services and address community needs.

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Supporting Affordable Dental Care for Vulnerable Residents of Bulloch County

Georgia Southern University- Williams Center

During a Public Health Funding and Grants class, JPHCOPH doctoral students from all concentrations worked with the assigned community partner, Hearts and Hands Clinic. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to improve the health and wellness of Bulloch County’s low-income and uninsured population. Dental services are the clinic’s most requested, but underfunded service. Specifically, the clinic needed a dental assistant to schedule appointments and work with volunteer dental providers. The objective of this service-learning project was to create and submit a funding proposal to the Patterson Foundation, which supports programs that expand access to dental care for vulnerable individuals. The grant was awarded in February 2018. In reflection, this service-learning project resulted in a university-community collaboration. It mutually benefited students, who learned new skills of grant writing and team science, and the nonprofit organization, which received funding to extend its oral health services and address community needs.