Saint Paul-based Mental Health Resources receives $25,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota to provide dental services for people with serious mental illness
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Mental Health Resources, Inc. (MHR) recently received a $25,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota to support its Dental Health Initiative. With this funding, MHR will be able to improve dental health for people with serious mental illness by providing dental education and access to dental care. MHR will also train dental partners on best practices for working with individuals with serious mental illness.
“MHR is appreciative of its partnership with Delta Dental of Minnesota, said Kathy Gregersen, executive director at MHR. “Delta Dental has a unique understanding of the importance of providing dental care for people with serious mental illnesses. This partnership allows increased access to broader levels of dental care which is essential for this population.”
Delta Dental of Minnesota focuses on choosing grant recipients that show innovative strategies to expand oral health access for Minnesota’s underserved populations; demonstrate significant opportunity to promote and expand preventive and education services; and show an ability to measure results.
“We believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile, and expanding access to dental care for Minnesota’s underserved populations can make our communities stronger,” said Joe Lally, Vice President, Delta Dental of Minnesota. “Mental Health Resources is doing important work in Saint Paul and we are proud to support its mission.”
About Mental Health Resources, Inc. (MHR) Mental Health Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)3 agency founded in 1976. MHR has over 40 years of experience providing community based mental health services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness, many of whom also have co-occurring medical, social and substance use issues. MHR works with individuals to help them manage their symptoms and live their best life in the community. MHR serves over 6,000 people annually providing services in the individual’s home and the community. The mission of Mental Health Resources is to foster hope, health and recovery for people affected by mental illness. To learn more, visit www.mhresources.org.
About Delta Dental of Minnesota Delta Dental of Minnesota is an independent, nonprofit health services company that serves the oral health needs of Minnesota and North Dakota residents. Since 1969, Delta Dental of Minnesota has accomplished this mission by providing the best access across the state to oral health care through affordable dental plans. Delta Dental of Minnesota is an authorized licensee of the Delta Dental Plans Association of Oak Brook, Illinois. To learn more, visit DeltaDentalMN.org.