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BTG Oral Health Resources:

Request for Oral Health Supplies

From your BTG Dental Mentors (updated 7/6/23):

We have created some videos for you with basic oral health recommendations, tips & tricks on working with your target population(s), some ideas for your oral health events, and a breakdown of what you will receive in your oral health “goodie bags.”  

We hope this will give all of you somewhere to start in terms of brainstorming for your events, and answer some commonly asked questions on oral health promotion for you all.  

Please feel free to reach out to Liz & Kendra if you would like to meet virtually for some more personalized guidance.

Videos:

EARLY CHILDHOOD ORAL HEALTH

Passcode: wNsnb3.!

LATE CHILDHOOD / TEENAGER ORAL HEALTH

Does not need a passcode

ADULTS + ELDERLY POPULATION ORAL HEALTH

Passcode: VNxz%0hC

Oral Health

Please reach out to BTG dental mentors, Kendra Domotor (domotor@upenn.edu) and Elizabeth Shalaby (eshalaby@upenn.edu) about oral health supplies. The attached form will need to be completed and returned to Kendra and Elizabeth. 

Faculty and students at Penn Dental Medicine (PDM) serve as resources and dental mentors for Bridging the Gaps interns to plan and implement oral health prevention programs that include education and referral for dental care at their community sites.  Dr. Joan Gluch, Professor of Community Oral Health, serves as the dental educator, leading the team to include two dental students – Kendra Domotor & Elizabeth Shalaby - with the Community Health Academic Coordinator.  The team has posted a video presentation with power point slides explaining the significance of oral health for general health and describing best practices for designing community oral health programs.

Through a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bridging the Gap provides oral hygiene supplies, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and denture supplies, as well as educational materials (puppets, story books and flip charts) for you to use in your community project.  Please take advantage of these supplies and order through our Dental team by filling out the Request form for Oral Health Educational Materials, posted on below. After you complete the form, please email the form to Bridget McCormick, Kendra, and Elizabeth so that we can pack your supplies for you to pick up at Penn Dental Medicine, 240 S 40th St. (on 40th street between Locust and Spruce streets).

We also have mentoring support available from two dental students who were in last year’s Bridging the Gaps program. Kendra Domotor & Elizabeth Shalaby are available by phone and video consultation to help you plan your oral health program at your community site, and their contact information is posted above and in the PowerPoint presentation (below). They will send you resources and discuss ideas for fun, interactive dental activities, and can also answer questions and provide dental referrals.  It is our goal that each Bridging the Gap site has a dental program so that we can increase oral health education in the Philadelphia and surrounding communities as well as increase access to dental care by sharing information about the number of public health clinics in Philadelphia. Below, we include a list of dentists and health centers in the region who provide low and reduced cost dental services.

Oral Health PowerPoint Presentation

References

For Children: American Dental Association Smile Starts

http://www.mouthhealthykids.org/en/educators/smile-smarts-dental-health-curriculum

Cavity Free Kids http://www.healthyteeth.org/

Oral health-General health connection http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article/how-poor-dental-care-can-affect-your-overall-health-0313

Older adults:  http://toothwisdom.org/

Do You Need Help Finding A Dentist?    

 

Call the Dental and Dental Hygiene Schools

Penn Dental 240 S. 40th Sts 215-898-8965

Temple Dental 3223 N. Broad St 215-707-2900

Community College of Philadelphia 1700 Spring Garden Sts 215-751-8625

 

Call the Health Centers 

District Health Center #2 1720 S. Broad St 215-685-1822

District Health Center #3 555 S. 43rd St 215-685-7506

District Health Center #4 4400 Haverford Avenue 215-685-7605

District Health Center #5 1920 N. 20th St 215-685-2938

District Health Center #6 321 W. Girard Ave 215-685-3816

District Health Center #9 131 E. Chelten Avenue 215-685-5738

District Health Center #10 2230 Cottman Avenue 215-685-0608

Einstein Hospital Dental Clinic 5501 Old York Rd., 215-456-7130

Eleventh St Family Services* 850 North 11th st 215-769-1100

Esperanza Health Center* 3156 Kensington Avenue 215-831-1100

Fairmount Health Center* 1412 Fairmont Avenue 215-684-5349

Frankford Ave Health Center 4510 Frankford Avenue 215-535-1990

Health Annex* 6120-B Woodland Ave 215-727-4721

Hunting Park Health Center 1999 W. Hunting Park Avenue 215-229-1390

Marie De Los Santos Center* 452 W Allegheny Avenue 215-291-2500

Philadelphia FIGHT Dental* 1207 Chestnut Street 215-525-3046

Quality Community Health* 2501 West Lehigh Avenue 215-227-0300

Sayre Health Center* 5900 Walnut Street 215-474-4444

Stephen Klein Wellness Dental*  2144 Cecil B Moore Avenue 215-320-6187

Wilson Park Medical Center 2520 Snyder Avenue 215-755-6866 

* Accepts a Sliding Fee Schedule

For Children & Those with Special Needs, Call

Penn Dental 240 S. 40th Sts 215-898-8965

Temple Dental 3223 N. Broad St 215-707-2900

Episcopal Hospital Front and Lehigh Ave. 215-426-6760

Special Smiles Ltd Front and Lehigh Ave. 215-427-7495

St. Christopher’s Erie Av. At Front St., 215-427-5065

Kids Smiles 2924 Island Avenue 215-492-9291

Kids Smiles 5828 Market Street 215-747-6901

 

If You Need Referral to A Private Dentist, Call 

Philadelphia County Dental Society 215-925-6050

 

 

 

BTG Cardiovascular/SMOKING CESSATION Resources:

Get Healthy Philly 

https://www.phila.gov  

The Community Health Explorer:  The Community Health Explorer is an interactive tool for accessing the Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA is a systematic assessment of population health in Philadelphia, highlighting key public health challenges and assets and informing local public health programs, policies, and partnerships. The CHA includes indicators reflecting health behaviors, health conditions, health care factors, and social and environmental determinants of health. https://healthexplorer.phila.gov  

American Heart Association http://www.heart.org 

American Stroke Association http://www.strokeassociation.org 

American Lung Association https://www.lung.org/ 

http://smokefreephilly.org/ 

Any Pennsylvania resident can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for free quit smoking medications and counseling. Spanish speaking services are available at 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)

Quit Smoking Resource en Espanol (PDF Attached)

Ryan Coffman's Smoking Cessation Slides

                   

                   

                     

                      QUESTIONS FOR RYAN COFFMAN? SUBMIT HERE

 

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION Resources:

EMAIL BRIDGET MCCORMICK WITH RESOURCES YOU'D LIKE LISTED HERE. 

Aunt Bertha

Aunt Bertha’s network connects people seeking help and verified social care providers that serve them.

Thousands of nonprofits and social care providers serve their communities. But for most people, navigating the system to get help has been difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Too many Americans are suffering, and they don’t need to. So at Aunt Bertha, we created a social care network that connects people and programs – making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do.

https://www.auntbertha.com/ 

Children First PA (formerly PCCY) 

Children First PA (formerly PCCY) works to improve the lives of our region’s children by develop initiatives and advocating for quality health care, child care, public education, and family stability.  The tough challenges children face today do not lend themselves to simple solutions.  With a strong reputation and history as a unique organization advocating across a range of children’s issues, Children First leverages the power of community-based coalitions to pressure government officials, legislators, and policymakers to do what is necessary to give every child the opportunity to thrive.  Our policy work is focused around four main areas: early childhood education/childcare; public education (K-12); health and behavioral health care; and system-involved youth (juvenile justice and foster care).  Children First is a leader in family inclusion and centers parent/caregiver voice at the heart of our advocacy through the Parents Empowered for Change program. 

https://www.childrenfirstpa.org/.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia / Mütter Museum

         The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, is the oldest professional medical organization in           
         the country. Twenty-four physicians of eighteenth-century Philadelphia gathered "to advance the science of

         medicine and to thereby lessen human misery." Today, nearly 1,500 Fellows (elected members) continue to convene           at the College and work towards better serving the public. 
         

         The College houses the famous Mütter Museum, home to thousands of specimens displayed to teach its visitors

         about anatomy and pathology.  

          In-person tours can be booked for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10a to 3p. Please contact Amanda

          McCall at (215) 399-2266 or email at amccall@collegeofphysicians.org to book.

                 Only 10 BTG groups/sites will be able to book a free tour with the Mütter Museum this summer, so book early. 

 

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC)

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) is a community-based organization that promotes the health and wellness of pregnant people and parenting families with children 0-3 years of age. Families enrolled are provided with resources to support the changes and challenges that come with pregnancy and parenting. MCC services include home visiting, birthing support (Doula), prenatal, child development and parenting education, center-based care, and basic baby supplies. Services are free and voluntary for families who reside in Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks and Lehigh counties.​

 

No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. 

No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc., opened The SPOT Period Menstrual Wellness Hub which of the 1st of its kind in the world to address Menstrual Hygiene and Uterine Care in marginalized communities.

They are a full service sexuality awareness and consultative organization.  

No More Secrets mission is to decrease health disparities in underserved populations through the development and implementation of programming that provides access, education and advocacy. 

No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. provides consultation services, facilitates trauma informed comprehensive programming such as individual, couples and family sessions, emergency crisis interventions, educational trainings through our community activities, speaking engagements and workshops. We address the lack of communication related to sexuality by creating spaces to have crucial conversations.

We encourage individuals to examine the root causes behind their feelings of frustration, hopelessness or self-doubt. Subsequently, empowering them to shift their perspectives through the implementation of specialized programs and supports, No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. provides positive lifestyle enrichment for all populations.

PAC

PACE and PACENET (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly) are Pennsylvania's prescription assistance programs for older adults ages 65 years old and older. Since 2005, Benefits Data Trust (BDT) has partnered with PACE to develop the PACE Application Center, which identifies seniors eligible for PACE/PACENET and applies for them over the phone. Seniors and caregivers can also call the PACE Application Center directly for screening and application assistance for free.  The PACE Application Center assists with a variety of other benefits, including the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy, the Property Tax and Rent Rebate, SNAP, and LIHEAP.

       

        PACE Application Center:

        Phone Number: 866-712-2060; Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST

BDT and PACE also partner with PASSi (Penn Asian Senior Services), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Philadelphia that focuses on serving Asian older adults to offer in-person support to complete various applications through their PACE Center.

         PASSi:

         https://passi.us/pace-center/  

         Number: (215) 572-1234

         Monday – Friday 9am -5pm EST


         The PA Department of Aging’s PACE Program, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging,                         established a toll-free vaccine hotline for Philadelphians, age 60 and older.  The PACE COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline     

         assists with scheduling vaccine appointment at sites within the county. 

         https://bdtrust.org/pace-center/

 

         PACE COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline:

         1-800-424-4351

         Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

        

The Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center

The Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center helps students, residents, practicing clinicians, and other key healthcare personnel find the job at Community Health Centers and other primary care employers that is right for them. The Career Center is a collaborative effort of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers.

www.paprimarycarecareers.org    

 

Contacts us at 717-761-6443

Judd Mellinger-Blouch, Director, judd@pachc.org

Al Williams, Recruitment Coordinator, al@pachc.org

 

Judd Mellinger-Blouch, MPA, CPRP

Director, Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center

www.paprimarycarecareers.org

717-761-6443, Ext. 211

Philadelphia Senior Center 

The mission of the Philadelphia Senior Center is to advance the wellbeing and personal growth of all persons age 55 and older in Greater Philadelphia by providing services and resources so that they might learn grow and discover new ways to be actively engaged in living. 

Launched in 1949 the Philadelphia Senior Center (PSC) is the third oldest senior center in the country and one of the largest in Pennsylvania. Today those who are served at the two PSC Branches are homebound and active seniors. Older people come to PSC center from every zip code in Philadelphia and represent a wide rage of racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Today, PSC works to maintain a balance of programs and services. An example being Transportation, Housing Counseling, Meals, Social Services, Exercise and Health & Creative Education for the well, impaired and for the frail. 

www.philaseniorcenter.org 

215-546-5879 

Julie Nelson, Center Manager: jnelson@philaseniorcenter.org

 

Turning Points for Children 

Turning Points for Children brings social and health services to vulnerable people. Our work is built on the foundations of wellness, safety, diversity and collaboration. We believe in the power of resilience and possibility.  Turning Points for Children runs programs providing direct resources and care to families and communities across the Philadelphia region. Turning Points provides its programs and services almost to more than 17,000 clients. Food and Wellness Network (FAWN) coordinates a network of community-based food pantries offering nutritious food, infant formula, diapers, health and wellness education, 1 on 1 case management and support, and other resource connections to poverty-level families in Philadelphia.

To learn about volunteer or internship opportunities at FAWN please contact fawnfoodpantry@turningpoints.phmc.org.

COVID-19 Resources:

Up-to-date City of Philadelphia Covid-19 Resourceshttps://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/  

Covid vaccine informationhttps://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/vaccines/ 

Testing siteshttps://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/find-a-covid-19-testing-site/ 

 

Allentown, PA Covid vaccines: https://www.allentownpa.gov/Health-Bureau/COVID-Vaccine

 

Reading, PA Covid vaccines: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

 

Camden, NJ Covid vaccines: https://www.camdencounty.com/service/covid-19-updates-and-preparations/vaccine-information/

 

PHILADELPHIA Public Health Resources:

City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health: https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-public-health/

Shelter Directory: https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=philadelphia&state=PA 

Project HOME (where to turn in Philadelphia): https://www.projecthome.org/wheretoturn

Food distribution centers: http://philadelphiaofficeofhomelessservices.org/food-access/freemeals/

Food Fit Philly (part of Get Healthy Philly): http://foodfitphilly.org/resources/ 

Mental Health resources: https://healthymindsphilly.org/en/ 

Harm Reduction Resources: https://penncamp.org/ 

                                                Harm Reduction Brochure

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