Families First receives $5,000 grant for school-based dental program
The American Dental Hygienists Association’s Institute for Oral Health and their partner the Wrigley Company Foundation have awarded Families First Health & Support Center a $5,000 community service grant. This grant will be used for Families First’s school-based dental program, “Seacoast Healthy Grins.”
Seacoast Healthy Grins provides oral health education, screenings and cleanings to almost 2,000 children, ages 4 through 14, at14 schools and preschools, located in Portsmouth, Newington, Greenland, Seabrook and Hampton.
“Seacoast Healthy Grins strives to instill healthy dental habits in children from a young age so that it sets them up for a healthy life,” says Executive Director Helen Taft. “We provide education and screenings for all children, while identifying children who are underserved to ensure that income isn’t a barrier in receiving dental care. We are extremely thankful that the ADHA and Wrigley Company believe in our work so much that they are ensuring it continues through their grant.”
Families First Health and Support Center is a nonprofit community health center providing primary, prenatal, behavioral and oral health care; parent and family groups; one-on-one family support; and mobile health care. Learn more at 603-422-8208 or FamiliesFirstSeacoast.org.
More information on the ADHA Institute for Oral Health can be found at www.adha.org/institute-for-oral-health.