West Virginia Health Right to unveil their new mobile dental unit
WV Health Right is getting ready to launch a new mobile dental unit, a three chair dental operatory that will serve low-income adults in McDowell, Clay, Logan, Boone, Roane, and Harrison counties. A ribbon cutting ceremony will occur on May 24 at 11:00 AM at the clinic. All are welcome.
SMILES ACROSS AMERICA DENTAL SEALANT PROGRAM
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NACCHO ANNOUNCES AWARDS TO SUPPORT FLUORIDATION IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
In January 2017, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the CDC, announced the project “Building Capacity for Oral Health: Fluoridation Equipment in Local Communities,” designed to support communities to either replace aging water fluoridation equipment or install new equipment for CWF. This one-time funding opportunity also helped to identify the need for assistance to support core infrastructure and inform future opportunities for similar projects.
While these community water systems work to diligently maintain their equipment, aging equipment poses a challenge after many years of use, particularly for small systems where resources are scarce. NACCHO received 27 grant applications from 13 states. A total of $125,000 was awarded to the following six grantees:
- Bowling Green Municipal Utilities, KY (pop. 125,000)
- City of Fircrest, WV (pop. 6,500)
- City of Kannapolis, NC (pop. 53,100)
- Jefferson Parish Water Department East Bank, LA (pop 243,782)
- Versailes Municipal Utility, KY (pop 6,200)
- WEST VIRGINIA ORAL HEALTH COALITION
The WVOHC in close coordination with the WV Bureau of Public Health, Office of Environmental Health Services applied for this grant on behalf of the following municipalities:
City of Logan
Town of Gilbert
Town of Hartford