Improving the oral health of Amish children

The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.This is a project to provide services to a large underserved and uninsured population of Amish children in rural Indiana. These children suffer significant and untreated dental disease due to limitations in access, dental health education, and flouridation. During the three-year grant, they expect to provide dental services to approximately 480 Amish community members in 24 outreach clinics, and develop an oral flouride rinse and dental education program in 25 Amish schools.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $122,958.00

Awarded on: 6/28/1996

Time frame: 7/1/1996 - 6/30/1999

Grant Number: 29812


Indiana University School of Medicine

Fairbanks Hall
340 West 10th Street, Suite 6200
Indianapolis, 46202-3082


Amy D. Shapiro
Project Director