The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) and the Mars Wrigley Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2019 Community Service Grants, with winners drawn from across Australia including the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Griffith University & Hope4Health (Cherbourg, Qld) sharing in 13 grants totalling $82,000 USD.
These projects are particularly important given that in recent years, while oral health in Australia generally has seen substantial improvements, this positive trend is starting to decline, particularly in remote and disadvantaged communities across Australia.
Since the program’s inception nine years ago, more than half a million dollars in grant funding has been awarded to volunteer dentists and dental students to provide free-of-charge treatments and robust oral health education to patients from some of Australia’s most remote and disadvantaged communities.
“The ADHF applauds 2019’s successful Grantees,” David Owen, chairman of the Advisory Board for the ADHF said.
“These Grants will go to organisations providing oral care and education at a grassroots level and the ADHF is proud of our members working to deliver services that are vital to ensuring equity in access to oral healthcare services and education across Australia.”
This article was sourced from the ADA website.