​ Kent County - 2 Grants

Grantee Organization: Kent County Health Department. 
Focus Area: Childhood Obesity
Grant and Amount: LHIC 12-001 ($25,000) 
Grant Project Description: This one year grant supported Kent County Health Department’s efforts to  increase their capacity to address DHMH’s  
State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) goals. SHIP focuses on improving population health outcomes and measures every jurisdiction on its performance on 39 population health metrics.
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Grantee Organization: Choptank Community Health System 
Focus Area: Dental
Grant Amount: 11-004 ($130,000) 
Grant Project Description: The two-year grant supported a partnership between CCHS and the Chester River Hospital Center to provide pediatric dental surgery services in Kent County, a Medically and Dentally Underserved Area (MUA). Grant funds were utilized to purchase equipment for the operating room and provided the “bridge” funding for the reimbursement differences between anesthesia costs and Medical Assistance reimbursement. This program provided care to 163 underserved children on the Eastern Shore with complex dental needs.
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