In an effort to provide insight into how the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York makes funding decisions related to its support for children's oral health, Program Officer Kara Williams authored a "community building" brief for the Children's Dental Health Project in March 2015.
During the past few years, CDHP, along with the Health Foundation, has been part of a broad partnership to examine strategies for reducing Early Childhood Caries - tooth decay among children under age 6. This initiative has also involved policy-research organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC and the Health Foundation helped fund a simulation model that assessed the impact and the cost of various prevention strategies.
To read the brief, click here