Somersworth, NH, January 5, 2012 – Goodwin Community Health announces it has received grants from The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation and Granite United Way. Both donations come as a result of Goodwin Community Health’s work to offer the most vulnerable members of the community access to quality, integrated health care.
A generous grant for $2,440 from The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation buys vital equipment for Goodwin Community Health’s new Dental Center. This equipment is crucial to expand services to 500 new patients. Sixty percent of Goodwin’s medical patients are not insured and about seventy percent use the dental services. In recent years, The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation supported the Goodwin’s Smiles for Strafford County dental program and the “Changing Spaces~Changing Lives” building campaign.
“We encourage the integration of oral health with other health care disciplines to provide the patient with more comprehensive and beneficial care. When people receive the oral health education and dental services they need, it can help keep the costs of health care down. We were very happy to award a grant to Goodwin Community Health for its new Dental Center especially because its dental services are integrated with other vital services,” said Betty Andrews, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation.
A Grant for $6,750 was made possible by a partnership between Granite United Way, Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) and the United Way of the Greater Seacoast. The donation was made in recognition for the work Goodwin Community Health does to help vulnerable families experiencing chronic health conditions or crisis, and to offset programs that have been affected by budget reductions, especially for mental health and providers of services for homeless and area hospitals. Granite United also noted that, “2-1-1 call data reports indicate “Health and Dental Care Services for the ‘Uninsured/Underinsured’ as an ongoing need, repeatedly listed in the top ten requested services.”
About Goodwin Community Health
Goodwin Community Health is the only 501(c)(3) Community Health Center serving the Greater Strafford County area of New Hampshire and Maine. We make it affordable for local people to access the wellness services and quality primary care that lead to good Physical, Dental and Mental Health. Goodwin Community Health operates on the same principles Mrs. Avis Goodwin started the organization on 42 years ago – everyone deserves access to quality health care, at an affordable price. For more information connect with us on Facebook, at www.GoodwinCH.org or visit the new Goodwin Community Health Center in Somersworth, New Hampshire.

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