Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

2011 Grant Recipient for Dental Efforts

Friday - Sep 30, 2011

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District was Awarded a Grant for Children's Dental Health

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is one of 17 recipients of the 2011 ADA Foundation: Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health. This year's Harris Grant focus was on prenatal and postnatal education programs for parents and caregivers on Early Childhood Caries (ECC), an infectious disease defined by the American Dental Association as the presence of one or more decayed (non-cavitated or cavitated lesions), missing (due to caries) or filled tooth surfaces in any primary tooth in a child between birth and 71 months of age. A total of $84,552 was awarded through the grant; CUPHD will receive $5,000.

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