Children in the Jamestown and Pine Valley school districts will have an opportunity for improved dental health thanks to funding from Affordable Care Act. The Resource Center is reporting that as part of an $80 million funding initiative through the Affordable Care Act, The Resource Center will receive a $133,322 grant, with the money being used to provide dental services within the two school-based health centers currently operated by the agency.
Services will be provided by a dental hygienist and will include dental screenings and referrals, education and preventive care such as the application of dental sealants when indicated.
The grant will provide the funding necessary for minor renovations, the purchase of dental equipment and supplies, and recruitment costs for the hygienist.
According to Resource Center officials, being able to provide these services will bring a more holistic approach to the children’s healthcare and will complement the existing primary health services currently offered at both School-based health center in Jamestown and Pine Valley.
The Resource Center has been providing a full array of dental services to the Chautauqua County area for more than 20 years and continues to be dedicated to the promotion of improved healthcare through its dental, primary care, mental health and health-related services.