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Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center

Oral Health Intervention Program

Project Type: 
Oral Health Impact on Overall Health
Amount Awarded: 
$25,000
Grant Type: 
DTA Foundation
Year: 
2018

The Oral Health Intervention program will be a one year pilot program to determine if intervention by a Community Health Worker (CHW) can improve oral health for adult residents of Wicomico County. The goal of the Oral Health Intervention program is to reduce avoidable hospital Emergency Department (ED) utilization and decrease costs spent on unnecessary visits by increasing knowledge of the importance of oral health to overall wellness and learning how to find dental providers and utilize services in an appropriate setting.