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Arcora Foundation gives over $1 million to WA tribes to address oral health inequities

Philanthropy Northwest •

Arcora Foundation, a Seattle-based nonprofit funded by Washington’s largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of Washington (DDWA), has provided $1,085,000 in grants to 17 tribes in Washington state. The funds will help the tribes’ dental clinics meet essential oral health needs amidst the pandemic.

State budget cuts loom, starting with dental benefits

Real Change •

Cuts to preventative care programs like adult dental will ultimately cost the system more, advocates say. Medical problems become worse if dental services are delayed, and people will be forced to use the emergency room for urgent care, said Misha Werschkul, executive director of the Budget and Policy Center, a research organization that is focused…

Op-ed: Equity requires retaining dental coverage

State of Reform •

Policymakers in Olympia confronting the financial damage caused by COVID-19 have some difficult decisions to make…Yet, it would be a huge mistake to cut essential health care safety net programs for people who are the most vulnerable and are already experiencing health inequities.

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