The Wright Center Receives Grant from Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation
$90,000 grant awarded over three years to develop a dental navigation program in Lackawanna County
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPHCF) recently awarded The Wright Center a $90,000 grant over three years to develop a dental navigation program. The project will be executed in collaboration with the Scranton District Dental Society, harnessing volunteers to do assessments and connecting patients with dental offices that offer reduced cost care. The project will consist of a series of free, daylong oral healthcare clinics for adults in Lackawanna County who lack health insurance or have issues accessing care.
“We are honored and humbled to have been selected by The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation as a grant recipient this year,” Maria Montoro-Edwards, PhD, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Grants at The Wright Center, said. Our organizations have similar goals, deliberately focusing on reaching uninsured and underinsured patients and mitigating barriers to providing right-venue, high-quality health care services. Oral health care continues to surface as a significant need in our community and this dental navigation program will drive access and promote right-venue care to those who need it most.”
Anyone interested in assisting with the program or being connected to care when the program begins is asked to contact The Wright Center’s dental team at 570.230.0019.
Row 1 (L-R): Donna Martucci, NPHCF; Laura Ducceschi, NPHCF; Kathleen Barry, The Wright Center; Natalie Gelb, NPHCF Row 2: Henry Sallusti, NPHCF; The Honorable Terrence Nealon, NPHCF