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May 22, 2024
Funds Support Grantees to Advance Health Care Policy, Build Community Capacity, and Expand Access to Care
May 16, 2024
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, President and CEO of CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® — a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system — testified before the Senate HELP Committee about dental care affordability and accessibility.
April 3, 2024
A new analysis from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® reveals that 12 million people across the country lost Medicaid dental coverage between April 2023, when the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) expired, and September 2023.
March 19, 2024
Veterans across the US face significant challenges in accessing dental care, which influences their overall well-being and productivity, according to a new report by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and the American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH)
March 13, 2024
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, has launched two grant opportunities aimed at addressing systemic barriers to oral health access. The Requests for Proposals (RFPs) include: (1) School-Based and School-Linked Initiatives to Improve Oral Health Grant as well as (2) Veterans Oral Health Access and Equity Grant. Proposals are now open and are due by May 1, 2024. Ten projects, funded up to $125,000, will be selected for each RFP.
February 28, 2024
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health awarded $1.25 million in funding to 10 organizations selected for their Disability Inclusion and Justice in Oral Health Request for Proposals (RFP). Each organization received $125,000 to fulfill work to address systemic barriers to oral health — including access to oral health — for people with disabilities.
February 6, 2024
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® has released a new report that shows that adults 18 and older in the US lose more than 243 million work or school hours annually due to oral health problems. The lost productivity time due to untreated dental disease costs the US an estimated $45 billion each year.
January 17, 2024
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, released a new report detailing the causes of worsening oral health access and outcomes for rural populations in comparison with their urban and suburban counterparts.
November 28, 2023
Following President Biden’s announcement of new actions to lower health care costs for veterans, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, encouraged President Biden to continue to improve access and care for our nation's veterans — especially as it pertains to oral health.
September 26, 2023
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, released new data showing that discrimination and socioeconomic factors are leading contributors to persistent oral health disparities in the US.