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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2014

CONTACT: Jennifer Miller, (608) 266-1683

LOCAL CLINICS AWARDED GRANTS TO PROVIDE MORE ACCESS TO DENTAL SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

Clinics among Ten in the State to Share $850,000 Award

MADISON—Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades today announced that six dental clinics in Milwaukee, Madison and surrounding communities have received grants to expand dental care services to low-income uninsured or underinsured residents. The grants are a share of the $850,000 allocated by the state legislature that will allow these clinics to expand services and increase staffing.

“These grants will go a long way toward providing low-income residents the type of access to dental care everyone deserves, and should also reduce the long term health care costs associated with oral disease,” stated Secretary Rhoades.

Each of the ten grant recipients currently serves a significant number of low-income uninsured or underinsured Wisconsin residents, as well as Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus enrollees.

The clinics, locations, and grant amounts include:

Name

Location

Award Amount

AIDS Resource Center/AIDS Network

Madison and Milwaukee

$90,131

Bread of Healing Clinic

Milwaukee

$90,131

Community Dental Clinic

Fort Atkinson

$90,131

Madison Dental Initiative

Madison

$90,131

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care

Milwaukee

$90,131

Waukesha Community Dental Clinic

Waukesha Community Dental Clinic

$90,131

Dental clinics in Green Bay, Eau Claire, Stevens Point and Sturgeon Bay also received grants under this program.

For more information on the DHS Oral Health Program, visit: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/Oral_Health.

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