NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that A Collaborative Approach to Community Dental Care Program was named an Honorable Mention recipient in the 2014 Community Partnership Award competition.
Northern Dental Access Center opened in 2009 to provide underserved residents in northwestern Minnesota with compassionate, patient-centered dental care, while eliminating barriers that often prevent individuals from getting comprehensive oral health care.
Today, the Center is staffed with 15 dentists from around the state and a core group of dental assistants, hygienists and patient advocates who serve more than 1,000 underprivileged patients each month. Through various community partnerships, patients also receive services such as free transportation to and from appointments, insurance counseling and more.
"The Center is organized to meet the complex needs of underserved patients who tend to put oral health on the back-burner because of financial, insurance, transportation and other issues," said Jeanne Edevold Larson, Executive Director for Northern Dental Access Center. "Our goal is to make that experience a positive one so that patients feel empowered to take ownership of their health and wellbeing."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 190 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
"All of the 2014 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."
About Mutual of America
Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.
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