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Jul112013

« THE WASHINGTON ORAL HEALTH FOUNDATION AND 2-1-1: HELPING BRING SERVICES TO THOSE IN NEED »

The Washington Information Network 2-1-1 system is a network of seven regional call centers, each with database of community resources.  2-1-1 connects people with important information about training, employment, food pantries, health care, help for aging parents, addiction prevention programs, affordable housing options, support groups, and ways of becoming part of their community.  The Washington Oral Health Foundation (WOHF) is proud to be one of the service's community resources, providing access to care to the people who need it most.

The Foundation partners with 2-1-1 by connecting dentists who offer a 25 percent discount on dental services and lab fees with low income elderly, disabled and Alzheimer’s patients through the WSDA Outreach Program. Program participants are members of either the Washington State Dental Association or the Washington State Dental Laboratory Association.  All eligibility and screening is done by the Washington Information Network regional call centers and referral agencies, and potential applicants can call 2-1-1 to get connected.  

If you would like to become a part of the WSDA Outreach Program, please contact Ruth Abate, WOHF's Director of Operations and Community Outreach at (206) 973-5229 or email her at ruth@wsda.org. If you have a patient who needs additional assistance beyond your office capabilities, or know anyone who could benefit from the Washington Information Network resources, have them call 2-1-1 to get help. [Please note: people calling from a cell phone from other than a Washington area code should dial 800-621-4636.]

Here's a video about the 2-1-1 services in King County:

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