The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) to help improve access to oral health.
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, which provides dental insurance to nearly 36.5 million people, including 95,000 in Nevada. The grant will aid in the purchase of consumable and non-consumable dental supplies in order to service increasing numbers of dental patients.
“As a leader in the dental industry, we take seriously our duty to reach out to communities to help improve access to dental care,” said Kenneth Yale, DDS, JD, senior vice president and chief clinical officer of Delta Dental. “We are pleased to further extend the ability of clinics and organizations already providing dental care to those in need who might otherwise go without due to financial barriers.”
“Quality dental care is crucial to overall health, and Delta Dental’s incredibly generous donation will allow Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada to ultimately treat more Southern Nevadans in need,” said Dr. Florence Jameson, VMSN’s founder and president.
One hundred percent of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada’s patients are medically underserved, low-income residents of Southern Nevada. The clinic has a growing network of volunteer medical/nonmedical staff who together donate more than 45,000 hours per year.
About Delta Dental Community Care Foundation and Delta Dental
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides approximately $4 million in annual grants to nonprofit community clinics and health care programs, striving to improve oral health for underserved children and adults through treatment and education. It is the philanthropic branch of Delta Dental Insurance Company and its affiliates, which together provide dental benefits to nearly 36.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. The affiliated companies, which include Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 75 million people nationwide.
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About Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada
Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, staffed primarily by volunteers offering free health care and wellness services to the working uninsured and unemployed residents of Southern Nevada. VMSN clinics provide free adult and pediatric primary care, preventive and acute care, newborn checkups and immunizations, diagnostic tests, medications, breast, and cervical and colorectal cancer screenings to eligible Southern Nevada residents who do not qualify for Medicaid/ Medicare or cannot afford health insurance coverage. Founded in 2008, VMSN’s mission is to provide quality health care and support within a culture of caring for the working uninsured or unemployed in Southern Nevada. In 2015, VMSN opened its second location – the Ruffin Family Clinic – near downtown Las Vegas in one of the city’s highest poverty zip codes and expanded its services to include dental, and social and behavioral health interventions. To learn more about VMSN, visit www.vmsn.org or call us at (702) 967-0530.