San Juan Region
San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program through the Telluride Foundation ($35,000)
The Telluride Foundation has worked in concert with the Forsyth Institute in Boston to implement a preventative dental health program called the San Juan Kids Cavity Prevention Program. The program has successfully operated in San Miguel and Montrose Counties, and the Council grant supported continuation of dental treatments in East Montrose County elementary schools and expansion to two additional elementary schools in Delta County. The funds also supported the purchase of tablet computers essential to providing dental health data to families and for research purposes. The program anticipates treating 400 children with its new expansion, and is actively adjusting its business model to achieve self-sufficiency.
Regional Council Members
Vice Chairman, El Pomar Foundation
Former County Commissioner, Gunnison County
Colorado State Representative, District #58
Western Slope Outreach Coordinator, Connect for Health Colorado