Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awards $98,717 grant to C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
October 9, 2018
West Palm Beach, Fla — The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation recently awarded the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics a $98,717 grant to purchase dental equipment and supplies for its four dental clinics in Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Lantana and West Palm Beach, Florida.
The grant will fund the purchase of new dental chairs, dental assistant stools and dental instruments used to remove decay and tartar from teeth.
"Our clinics are the front door of our public safety net system," said Darcy J. Davis, CEO of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. "We are grateful to the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation for their ongoing recognition of our efforts in providing patients with preventive care and healthy smiles."
The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics provide quality medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services to adults and children with or without insurance. The nine clinic sites throughout Palm Beach County, Florida, along with a mobile health clinic serving the homeless, are Federally Qualified Health Centers owned and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.
"We're delighted to collaborate with C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics in improving the oral health of underserved children and adults in Palm Beach County," said Karen Robinson, vice president of corporate affairs for Delta Dental and executive director of the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. "Our impact is only as strong as our partnerships, and we could not make a difference without the hard work and dedication of the organizations we support."
"Good oral health is key to overall health," said Tamara-Kay Tibby, DMD, MPH, Dental Director for the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics. "This generous grant supports our initiatives to expand access to dental care, especially for pediatric patients."
The grant is one of 34 given in Florida by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to help improve the oral health of disadvantaged children and adults by removing barriers to quality dental care. Since its inception in 2011, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.2 million in grants to organizations throughout Florida.
To learn more about the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, please visit deltadentalins.com/about/community/philanthropy.
About the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental Insurance Company and its affiliated companies including Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded nearly $39 million in funding and support to increase access to quality dental care, oral health education, and advance scientific research across the company's 15-state service area and the District of Columbia.
About the Health Care District of Palm Beach County
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides primary medical care and dental services for adults and children at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, health coverage programs for eligible uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally-recognized Trauma System, registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, short and long-term skilled nursing at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riviera Beach, and acute care at its teaching hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission and serves the rural Glades' communities. To learn more, visit www.hcdpbc.org.