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Community Health Center receives grant

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge was one of 18 community health centers in Iowa to receive a $20,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation.

Each of the 18 safety net clinics and/or federal qualified health centers (FQHCs) provide primary health care, dental care and/or mental health support services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The grants are intended to assist the clinics in meeting patient needs and ensuring employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safety net health care providers make it possible for all Iowans to gain access to needed medical and dental care. Iowa’s network of community health centers helps to eliminate some of the biggest barriers to health care including cost, lack of insurance, cultural differences and transportation.

“Our long-term partnership with these safety net clinics are some of the best examples of our continued commitment to the health and wellness of all Iowans,” said Jeff Russell, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa and president of the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. “It’s essential that medical and dental care can still be accessed for services like vaccinations, mental health support services, chronic disease care, emergency dental services and well-child checkups. These grants will assist in providing health and dental care for all Iowans.”

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