KCU wins federal grant to support oral health care initiative

Aug. 11—Kansas City University has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.5 million to improve the oral health of underserved and rural communities through its new College of Dental Medicine in Joplin.

The grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will fund a new KCU initiative called Educational Navigation for Rural and Interprofessional Community Health and will be implemented over a five-year period, KCU officials announced Wednesday.

“All communities deserve access to oral health care,” said Linda Niessen, founding dean of the College of Dental Medicine and vice provost of oral health affairs, in a statement. “This competitive award from HRSA recognizes KCU’s commitment to educate the next generation of dentists and improve access to oral health care in rural America.”

Source: KCU wins federal grant to support oral health care initiative / yahoo!sports

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