Editor’s Note: For some years, UWSoD students have been making the trek to Jamaica to deliver dental care to the island’s underserved population. We asked them to write a little about their experiences there. What follows are their observations, in their own words.
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Washington state is leading the nation in providing preventative dental care to young children from low-income families. In our state, over 50 percent of all Medicaid-enrolled children, under the age of six, are currently receiving dental care. This success can be largely attributed to the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program.
By Cheryl Jenkins, PCDS Executive Director
CJ Jung wrote: “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do”.
The words could not be more true for the volunteers at the October 23rd Project Homeless Connect which was held at the Tacoma Dome.