June 1, 2012
Source: Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
REACH Healthcare Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health
In January of 2012, three Missouri foundations launched an initiative to assess the impediments to improving oral health for the state’s population. The REACH Health Care Foundation, the Missouri Foundation for Health and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City undertook an in-depth examination of the state of the state’s oral health. Their intent was to develop a deeper understanding of what inhibits Missourians from achieving optimal oral health, and to use that understanding to inform and guide future funding decisions.