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ADHA Institute Community Service Grants

Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grants
The ADHA Institute for Oral Health has partnered with the Wrigley Company Foundation to offer the members of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) the opportunity to apply for community service grants leading up to National Dental Hygiene Month.

The Wrigley Company Foundation Community Service Grants, in amounts of $2,500 or $5,000 per grantee, will be presented to applicants who are involved in a specific community health project. Applicants will need to demonstrate that the project is in harmony with the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health mission and vision. The project should demonstrate its capacity to improve the public's oral health and provide oral health education.

Applications are now closed

 

Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grant
Healthy Start for Texas Teeth Community Service Grants fosters collaborative efforts between individuals or local components of the Texas Dental Hygienists' Association and community agencies servicing underserved populations. The grant will provide the preventive benefits of fluoride varnish for underserved populations.

One $1,000 grant will be awarded annually. The length of funding commitment will not exceed one year. The funds will be used toward the purchase of supplies and other expenses to support the program.

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health has one deadline for submission of proposals: February 28. All proposals must be postmarked by that date. Individuals who meet the requirements listed under "Eligibility" are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • TDHA components, Texas hygienists, and/or dental hygiene students (partnered with registered hygienists) are eligible to apply.
  • Grant monies are for community-based fluoride varnish programs for underserved populations.
  • Minimum number of varnish applications is 2 per person within a 12 month period.
  • Minimum number of participants to receive varnish is 200.
  • Maximum administrative costs for the program must not exceed 25% of total award amount.
  • Fluoride varnish program must include an educational component.
  • Program must include a collaborative partnership between 3 or more entities (e.g. TDHA, Head Start, and Dental Hygiene School).
  • Program must demonstrate an effort to refer participants to a dental home.
  • Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Research Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators.

Visit the ADHA Public Health website for more information on planning and implementing a community service project.

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Rosie Wall Community Spirit Grant

The Rosie Wall RDH Community Spirit Grant, in an amount ranging from $1,000-$3,000 per recipient, will be presented to up to six applicants (dependent on funding) who are involved in a specific community health or research project. One recipient will be from the state of Hawaii, while the others will be chosen from the rest of the 50 states.

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health has one deadline for submission of proposals: February 28. All proposals must be postmarked by that date. Individuals who meet the requirements listed under "Eligibility" are encouraged to apply.

Past Recipients/Proposals

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Demonstrate involvement on outstanding activities with a community health program or project, which may include dental, medical and/or mental health enhancement.
  • Illustrate that health education is one element of the project.
  • Show that these activities enhance the public view of the professional role dental hygienists play in health improvement.
  • A United States citizen who is either a licensed dental hygienist or a student pursuing a dental hygienist degree.
  • A member of ADHA or SADHA.

Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors, ADHA Board of Trustees and members of the Research Grant Review Committee may not apply as principal investigators.