This funding was awarded to build a dental operatory within the Emergency Department at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center to treat urgent dental cases immediately. This is currently only one of about 12 known hospital-based dental operatories in the country and we are proud to be able to bring this innovative care approach to Franklin County!
HRSA Outreach & Enrollment Funding
Originally provided as separate grant funding in conjunction with the arrival of the ACA, this is now incorporated into our overall 330g funding. This assistance allows staff to travel into the community to provide on-site enrollment assistance to anyone as well as offer appointments in our facilities.
Fred Wells Trust
We have received financial assistance from the Fred W. Wells Trust for several years, each award for a different project. The most recent award was granted to help us to purchase a Cavitron Scaler which enables more complete cleaning during oral hygiene visits with children and adults.
We have been partnered with Project Bread for many years and have received three awards, all intended for the same purposes. This funding provides any of our patients and their family members having difficulty putting food on their tables with a gift card for immediate food assistance.
EOHHS Infrastructure and Capacity Building
This award included three components intended to provide outreach and enrollment assistance, enhance our triage care abilities and create more efficient scheduling and enable access to the Mass HiWay which helped us build a bi-directional dedicated e-referral channel with area agencies.
Primary Care and Behavioral Health & Wellness Integration
The Center for Human Development (CHD) has offices just down the hall, which allows for ease of access and cross-referral of patients in need of care. Our clinical staff meets weekly with the Health & Wellness staff to confer on treatment plans and decide on the best solutions for any unique problems.
Navigator Grant from Massachusetts Health Connector
We have offered assistance from our Certified Application Counselors for many years. This year we are proud to be advancing our Outreach & Enrollment assistance to the level of a Navigator, the most capable level of health coverage assistance available in Massachusetts.
Marion F. Boynton Trust, Bank of America, N.A.
For three years we have been awarded funding from this trust, available by invitation only, allowing us to purchase various pieces of equipment to enhance the quality of dental care for children. Most recently we were awarded funding to provide equipment for a specially designed pediatric dental operatory in our new site on Main St. in Greenfield
HRSA Expanded Services
This supplement to our federal funding from HRSA, which characterizes us as a Federally Qualified Health Center, is focused on increasing access to the care we provide. We assist area residents to overcome transportation barriers that prevent access to care. Particular attention is paid to residents living in areas more removed from Greenfield, such as Charlemont center, Shelburne Falls and locations in the North Quabbin.
Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program
We have received funding for this program for 20 years which provides the migrant and seasonal agricultural workers with access to primary medical and dental care. There are 6 partner organizations taking part in this grant throughout the Connecticut River Valley and routinely share resources and best practices to overcome challenges present in this region with the intent to produce the best health outcomes.
McKinney Vento funding with Newton School
This opportunity initially allowed us to bring dental hygiene education and nutrition education into the classroom, primarily aimed at helping children who were displaced from their homes in other parts of the state and relocated to Greenfield. What was well received by the students were lessons focused on explaining the science behind good oral hygiene. We are pleased to continue this collaboration in the interest of helping elementary aged students to learn about caring for their teeth and sharing those lessons at home as well.