Iola dental clinic receives $95,000 grant


January 10, 2013 - 12:00 AM

A grant for $95,000 will go toward the salaries of a full-time dentist and full-time hygienist at Iola’s dental clinic operated by the non-profit Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg. The clinic is in the building that houses The Family Physicians and Iola Pharmacy’s drive-through facility.
The stipend comes from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City whose mission is to fund programs that help the needy.
The Iola dental clinic provides care to the uninsured and the underserved across the region. Patients at the clinic can receive emergency, preventative and restorative dental care.
The grant was written by the health clinic at Pittsburg and was one of 93 proposals totaling $18.2 million in requests.
Steve Roling, president of the Kansas City-based Health Care Foundation said in a press release: “Having access to quality health and health care is a right that every resident of our service area deserves and these agencies work hard every day to provide those services.”
Allen County is in the service area of the Health Care Foundation from the sale of Health Midwest to the Hospital Corporation of America in 2004. HCF has awarded more than $160 million to agencies addressing health needs across Kansas City, Mo., Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri, and Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

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