DentaQuest joins Amerigroup with Healthy Lifestyle Grants to Boys & Girls Clubs in Georgia
DentaQuest, the largest oral health company in the Medicaid space, is joining Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia in awarding grants to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in Georgia. Amerigroup is a longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs and has provided significant funding and in-kind donations to support Boys & Girls Clubs key health programs and initiatives, which impact thousands of children across Georgia each and every day.
DentaQuest is adding to the contributions made by Amerigroup, providing $1,000 direct grants and toothbrushes to six Boys & Girls Clubs to encourage healthy habits among Club members:
Earlier this year, Amerigroup Community Care, a Georgia statewide provider of Medicaid managed care services, partnered with DentaQuest to launch dental home services to its members. The patient-centered dental home model connects each member to a specific dentist who leads a team of clinical care providers and staff committed to delivering comprehensive, coordinated dental care. Amerigroup is the first Georgia Medicaid managed care provider to offer its members dental home services. To learn more about Amerigroup Georgia and its services, visit www.myamerigroup.com/ga.
- Boys & Girls Club of Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties
- Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia
- Boys & Girls Club of Athens, Georgia
- Boys & Girls Club of Metro Georgia (Lawrenceville)
- Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia
- Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta, Inc.
“DentaQuest is very proud of our partnership with Amerigroup and the steps we are taking together to create opportunities for Georgians to get the necessary quality dental care for good overall health," said Bridgette Edwards, executive director for DentaQuest in Georgia. "This donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs encourages kids to be more engaged in their own well-being through healthy after-school activities that build healthy lifetime habits,” she added.
Based in Boston, Mass., DentaQuest (www.dentaquest.com) is the largest oral health company in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation (www.dentaquestfoundation.org), its clinical DentaQuest Care Group and its educational DentaQuest Institute (www.dentaquestinstitute.org), its mission is to improve the oral health of all. Follow DentaQuest on Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @inside_dentaquest and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/dentaquest, and subscribe to our blog, Oral Health Matters at http://oralhealthmatters.blogspot.com/.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.