CDHP recognized for “vision, innovation and achievement”

By the CDHP team

The Children’s Dental Health Project will receive a 2016 William J. Gies Award for Vision, Innovation and Achievement. This is CDHP's 4th national impact award in four years.

Conferred by the American Dental Education Association, the Gies Award exemplifies “the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership.” CDHP will be recognized for Outstanding Achievement by a Public or Private Partner at ADEA’s March 14 ceremony in Denver.

Over the past 18 years, CDHP has led many an effort to improve the lives of vulnerable children by strengthening the oral health safety net, and that work has yielded measurable results. Here’s one: Children’s dental coverage now is at an all-time high. The growing percentage of kids who are publicly insured are nearly as likely to use dental services as their privately insured peers.

CDHP’s policy and communications teams work as conveners, strategists and trusted partners to many organizations in a shared goal of expanding oral health through affordable individualized services and care.

This work takes resources: knowledge, creativity, relationships and time. It takes funding, too. In fact, about a third of CDHP’s nonprofit budget comes from contributions.

So as we celebrate this award, I’m also asking for your financial support. Every dollar counts. 

Your 2015 gift to CDHP will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, thanks to our friends at Colgate, Elevate Oral Care and Henry Schein Cares Foundation. 

If you’ve ever counted on CDHP, please let us know that we can count on you!



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