Innovation is a word we hear thrown around a lot these days. But it really means something here at Delta Dental of Colorado. One of the perceptions of dental insurance is that there has not been much change in what we offer and how we offer it. That’s why we have put a lot of effort into collaborating with dentists, clients, and community partners on new ways of delivering dental services, including through our foundation’s Colorado Medical Dental Integration (CO MDI) project.
I’m excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2016 Innovation Grants.* The program offers up to $200,000 total in grants to Colorado-based organizations and individuals to develop and test the best, most cutting-edge ideas and approaches to improve oral health in Colorado.
Anyone can apply for a grant of $5,000 up to $50,000. To be considered grant proposals must:
- Originate in Colorado — Out-of-state applications will not be accepted.
- Demonstrate innovation — Delta Dental seeks to support the newest, untested, cutting edge ideas and approaches to improve oral health here in Colorado.
- Be impactful — Funded ideas will advance the field of oral health in a meaningful way in Colorado.
I know many dentists in the state who are doing innovative things. Share your ideas with us and you may receive a grant of up to $50,000.
Applications can be found at http://deltadentalcofoundation.org/initiatives-grants/grantapp/ and are due Sept. 1, 2016. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The program is funded by the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, in partnership with Delta Dental of Colorado.