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Board of Trustees Receives National Recognition for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Arcora Foundation, our name reflects our mission—bending the arc of oral health towards equity....

Recognizing the Value of Community Health Centers

I’ve been grateful to serve in the public health sector. I am proud of the...

Medicaid Adult Dental Services See Impressive Reimbursement Rate Increases

It’s official! As of July 1, 2021, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has...

Advancing Oral Health Equity This Legislative Session

The 2021 legislative session has come to a close. Arcora Foundation joined with partners to...

A Call for Continued Work Towards Equity

  Yesterday afternoon, my colleagues and I took time to reflect on the conviction of...

Preserving State Adult Dental Program Promotes Health Equity

By Andrew Lofton and Vanetta Abdellatif | January 15, 2021 In this year of near...

A Message of Hope and Reflection

By Vanetta Abdellatif The beginning of a new year is an opportunity for many of...

Support Health Equity by Supporting Apple Health

By Fred Kiga | December 31, 2020 We all hope that our communities, state, and...

Action to Advance Equity

Last June, we issued a statement against racism, inequity and injustice and called for change...

We Count Washington Wants Everyone to Know: “We’re Here. We Count.”

The Census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed each year—including funding...

Press Release: Arcora Foundation Grants Will Help 17 Tribes Address Coronavirus Impacts

For immediate release: August 11, 2020 SEATTLE – With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to have...

Celebrate Community Health Centers Working to Improve Health for All

Bob Marsalli and Ji Choi, DDS Community Health Centers (CHCs) are the lifeblood of our...

US Public Health Service Dental Directors Issue Statement Supporting Community Water Fluoridation

Celebrating 75 years of improved oral health Community water fluoridation is hailed as one of...

Press Release: Arcora Foundation Provides $4 Million to Help Dental Safety Net and Tribal Clinics Deal with the Impacts of COVID-19

Many safety net dental clinics are facing unprecedented financial challenges. Arcora Foundation Provides $4 Million...

Our Statement Against Racism, Inequity and Injustice

June 3, 2020 Like so many of you, Arcora Foundation and our Board of Trustees...

Connecting Low-Income Children To Dental Care: An Innovative Partnership In Washington State

By Vanetta Abdellatif and Kimberly Craven, DDS | May 21, 2020 What comes to mind...

Why Public Health Matters

All across the country, dedicated public health professionals are working tirelessly to help stem the...

DentistLink: Connecting People to Urgent Dental Care

In response to the spread of COVID-19, dental providers in Washington have been directed by...

2020 Community Report

The Arcora Foundation Community Report highlights progress towards improving oral health in Washington. We are...

Celebrating Dentists Across Washington State

It’s National Dentists Day! Throughout Washington state, Arcora Foundation and our partners work with dentists...

Statewide Task Force Launches Oral Health Campaign

Statewide task force focused on oral health disparities launches education campaign on the benefits of...

Arcora Foundation announces new President and CEO

For immediate release: February 11, 2020 Arcora Foundation announces new President and CEO New CEO...

Press Release: 75th Anniversary of Water Fluoridation

Washington state lags behind the nation in providing lauded public health measure Water fluoridation: A...

Progress In Getting Children To The Dentist

By DOUG NADVORNICK • DEC 26, 2019 Today on Inland Journal, a Washington oral health program for children...

Opinion: Oral health is essential for everyone at every age

By Lua Pritchard November 24, 2019 Every child deserves a healthy start in life, and...

Reporters find stories in efforts to address oral health disparities

BY MARY OTTO | NOVEMBER 14, 2019 Poor Americans bear more than their share of oral disease. School...

Opinion: Good oral health can be life changing

By Fred Kiga, Board Chair of Arcora Foundation I admit as a child I didn’t...

Sinking teeth into dental care

Program brings fight against tooth decay into area schools. At many Spokane County schools, children...

Grant will allow S’Klallam tribe to expand dental care

LITTLE BOSTON — A $100,000 health grant from the Arcora Foundation will provide seven dental operatory...

Arcora Foundation to give $450,500 in grants for expanded dental health opportunities

Arcora Foundation, the Foundation of Delta Dental Washington, has announced they will award $450,500 in...

Retiring seniors may face dilemmas in dental care

While it’s no secret that medical care is one of the biggest expenses for retirees,...

2019 Community Report

Grappling with complex, daily realities—the world as it is—Arcora Foundation works to prevent oral disease and...

Arcora Foundation’s Local Impact Networks leverage community to reduce oral health disparities

In an effort to address disparities in oral health, and overall health, Arcora Foundation, the Foundation...

Arcora Foundation Newsletter

Media Contact Sean Pickard Delta Dental of Washington (206) 818-5405 SPickard@DeltaDentalWa.com Delta Dental of Washington...

Press Release: 2018 Grants

Delta Dental, Arcora Foundation provide $2M for new dental clinics, residency program Providence Health Care...

Arcora Fall Newsletter

Washington Dental Service Foundation is now Arcora Foundation New name, continued focus on improving oral...

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women

The increased risk from periodontal disease was highest for esophageal and gallbladder cancers, with increased...

Why Seattle must care about oral health

Do us a favor. Next time you drive past raucous CenturyLink Field when the Seahawks...

Our teeth are making us sick

The left side of Jacquelyn Garcia’s face throbbed fiercely. She had tried taking Tylenol and...

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