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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids

$3,980
79%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
53 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 05:00 PM AEDT
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The better way to deliver oral health outcomes to Indigenous kids

September 28, 2017

Earlier in the year, you gave to the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health’s Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids crowdfunding campaign. 

Now I wish to share with you some fabulous findings, which have been made possible in part by your generosity.

Airing on the ABC’s 7.30 last night, a new study reveals that the Poche Centre’s model of delivering oral care to Aboriginal Australians is twice as effective and half the cost of the government’s primary model.   

Through the Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids program, the Poche Centre has delivered 10,000 oral health kits to Indigenous children and brought specialist care to where it is needed most. This program not only improves oral health, but increases school attendance, concentration, and brings greater understanding of the relationship between dental disease, poor nutrition and the likelihood of developing chronic diseases later in life. 

If you would like to continue your support for this important initiative, you can make a gift online.

 

Boggabilla Central School students brushing their teeth - credit ABC News

Levels
Choose a giving level

$10

Healthy Teeth Kit

Will pay for one healthy teeth kit

$20

Toothbrush & Toothpaste Pack

Will provide four toothbrushes and toothpastes

$50

Individual Yearly Kit

Will provde a tooth brushing kit for one child for an entire year

$100

Health Aide

Will cover the salary for a part-time Aboriginal oral health aide to support school tooth brushing programs for 1 week

$250

Classroom Kit

Will provide health kits for an entire primary school class

$500

Community Kit

Will provide health kits for fifty children in a community

$2,500

Water Fountain

Will build a water fountain supplying safe water for one school or community

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