LCH Health and Community Services Announces Funding from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to Increase Access to Quality Oral Health Care in 2023-2024
WEST GROVE, PA — July 10, 2023 – LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) today announced $38,747 in funding from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation through its Access to Care Grants Program, which is intended to increase and safeguard access to quality, affordable oral health care. The program is offered across the 15 states and Washington, D.C. where Delta Dental of California operates. Since 2011, the Community Care Foundation has granted more than $130 million.
The Community Care Foundation funds local community partners to increase access to care, address health disparities, drive health equity and promote innovation in the oral health field. The grants enable its nonprofit partners, which include Federally Qualified Health Centers, to provide vital and beneficial services to those most in need in the communities they serve. “LCH is excited to upgrade our dental records system and enhance patient experiences during this 50th year of service with the support of Delta Dental Community Care Foundation”, said LCH Dentist, Dr. Chioma Onyeri.
Through these grants, LCH will significantly impact the lives of many community members, by expanding their Community Health Screenings to include dental services. Kate Wickersham, LCH Director of Development said, “Our Community Health Screenings break down barriers to care like transportation, language, and childcare, by bringing healthcare – and now dental services – out into the community. We are meeting people where they are, including local employers and our partner community service organizations.”
LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) is a diverse, dynamic health care and patient services team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to stay healthy. LCH believes in quality, integrated, person-centered care that supports health and well-being for all. Founded in 1973, LCH has been changing lives for fifty years. LCH accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance. Insurance or no insurance, LCH will take care of you. LCH evaluates our patients to determine their eligibility for discounted services. Our sliding scale discount program is based on patient’s income and family size. LCH doesn’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay. www.LCHcommunityhealth.org
About Delta Dental Community Care Foundation:
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 Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc. Since 2011, the Community Care Foundation has awarded more than $130 million in funding and support to increase access to quality dentalcare, oral health education and to advance scientific research across the company’s 15-state service area and Washington, D.C. For more information about the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, please visit https://www1.deltadentalins.com/foundation.html
About Delta Dental of California
Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has offered comprehensive, high-quality oral health care coverage to millions of enrollees and built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. The Delta Dental of California enterprise includes its affiliates Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., as well as the national DeltaCare USA network, and provides dental benefits to more than 44 million people across 15 states and the District of Columbia*. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association based in Oak Brook, Illinois, the not-for-profit national association that, through a national network of Delta Dental companies, collectively covers millions of people nationwide. For more information about Delta Dental of California, please visit www.deltadentalins.com
*Delta Dental of California’s operating areas encompass Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.