Two New Funding Opportunities to Improve Children's Dental Health

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Too many children in Oregon are living with untreated, but entirely preventable,
 cavities and tooth decay. There are also regions and communities of Oregon where
kids are disproportionately affected by poor dental health. 

Yet we now know more than ever that healthy teeth help set the stage for lifelong health and opportunity.

Working with school districts, community-based nonprofits and healthcare organizations,
we can improve children's dental health.

The Oregon Community Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente
and other funding partners are pleased to offer two funding opportunities to do
just that. These funding opportunities represent one of Northwest Health Foundation's
Regional Improvements, a program in our Healthy Beginnings+Healthy Communities
Initiative.

Learn more here.

Board Member Darleen Ortega in the news

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Our board member, Darleen Ortega, was profiled in today's Oregonian. Oregon and Northwest Health Foundation are lucky to have her!

From the story:

As a child, Darleen Ortega loved to read. She devoured books in school and dreamed of one day writing some of her own.

Now as a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, Ortega has, in a way, fulfilled that dream. Appellate decisions -- though dry -- are human stories, she jokes.

Ortega's own story touches on perseverance and the power of diverse perspectives. She is the first Latina and woman of color on the appellate court. Leading by example, she is working to diversify the field of law in Oregon. 

Ortega, 51, was born in California and grew up near Banks from age 10. Her family, a Mexican American mom, Caucasian dad, sister and two adopted African American brothers, was diverse -- an anomaly in the small community of Manning. It was a stark change from life in Los Angeles.

Read the rest here.