Skip to Main Content
Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University Make a Difference Giving to Michigan State University
105% FUNDED GIVE NOW
  • $3,175 RAISED OF $3,000 GOAL
  • 44 PARTICIPANTS
  • 0 DAYS REMAINING

HONOR ROLL

  • Ronald Brown $25
  • Aron Sousa $100
  • Courtney Cole $25
  • Robert Joseph Taylor $70
  • Jamie Abelson $150
  • Marc Zimmerman $100
  • Luke Shaefer $100
  • Virginia Sassaman $25
  • John Girdwood $50
  • David Lawrence $50
  • Laura Carravallah $100
  • Phillip Bowman $100
  • Morris Peterson Jr. Foundation $250
  • Harold Neighbors $50
  • Rashid Neighbors $50
  • Wayne McCullough $165
  • Deon Claiborne $20
  • Judith Oulundsen $25
  • Mary Flaherty $20
  • Allison Glasgow $20
  • Todd Lucas $100
  • Blandyna Williams $50
  • Jumanne Lee $30
  • ManUp ManDown $30
  • Mary Robertson $50
  • Bonnie Davis $300
  • Bonita Neighbors $200
  • Ethan Marlow $20
  • Robyn Bluhm $40
  • Adrienne Salmon $15
  • Jonathan Beller $20
  • Diane Montgomery $100
  • Max Larson $20
  • Evelyn Brand $10
  • Milly Yeh $10
  • Sho Nakashima $40
  • Julia Felton $75
  • Chris Echols $50
  • ManUpManDown Match $200
  • Linda Gordon $50
  • Barrett Montgomery $20
  • Malverne Winborne $100
  • Constance Currier $50
  • Harold Neighbors $100

Third Annual Flint Dental Health Fair

The Flint water crisis has created significant health complications for city residents. One rarely discussed consequence of the water crisis is oral health. Tap water includes fluoride and fluoride prevents cavities!

Unfortunately, the majority of people living in Flint still do not drink tap water. As a result, their oral health is in danger.

The MSU College of Human Medicine and the Flint Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP) have decided to do something about this ongoing health problem. With your help, the MSU College of Human Medicine will work with CBOP, MSU Extension, and Mott Community College to support residents at the third Annual Flint Dental Health Fair on August 4, 2018.

Your Support Will Be Appreciated

Supporting the Flint Oral Health FairYour support is essential for making the oral health fair a success. Your gift to support the fair will help us:

  • Assess the oral health status of Flint residents.
  • Provide oral health education and preventative information.
  • Refer people in need of treatment to Flint dentists.
  • Enroll people in dental insurance plans.
  • Follow up with participants to see if they were able to see a dentist.

Last year, over 300 people attended the event, including Sparty, and 271 were screened. The event saw male participation increase from 35% to 39% and participation from younger age groups increase from 28% to 66%. The goal for 2018 is to screen 400 Flint residents.  

Project Budget

While our community partners are providing some support, we still need vital supplies for the day. This is why your gift is crucial to the success of the fair.

Our $3,000 goal will help cover necessities for the patients, doctors and volunteers, including clinical supplies for the dentists (dental mirrors, lamps, gloves, tongue blades), miscellaneous supplies (forms, clipboards, pens, banners, educational brochures) as well as the fee for facility rental for the day.

Who We Are

We are a group of community-based public health advocates who reside and work in Flint. This project is led by a steering committee that includes representatives from Flint’s Community Based Organization Partners and the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health. CBOP is comprised of over forty NGOs whose mission is to mobilize underrepresented and underserved communities to achieve health equity and social justice. MSU’s College of Human Medicine has delivered quality medical services to Flint residents for 47 years and has recently expanded its public health mission in Flint by developing community based partnerships.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 19OOPCF1FLNTORL” in the note section.

Connect with Us

Comments