Health Equity Heroes

Now in its fifth year, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards program celebrates and promotes grassroots work that expands access to health care and prevents disease.

As a purpose-driven organization, DentaQuest is focused on transforming the way America thinks about oral health. Our goal is to improve the oral health of all. We know that DentaQuest cannot be successful in achieving our goals without community allies and health champions.

The DentaQuest Health Equity Hero award calls attention to the community leaders who are inspiring collective action on behalf of our neighbors with the greatest needs and the fewest resources.

The DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes are unsung heroes. They work quietly and steadily in unexpected and often hard-to-reach places to relieve dental pain and suffering while also increasing oral health literacy and improving care options for some of our least visible and most vulnerable neighbors. DentaQuest is proud to share their stories.

In addition to recognizing and promoting the contributions of the DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes, DentaQuest provides a charitable contribution to a nonprofit organization committed to promoting health equity, identified by each of the heroes.

Watch for a Call for Nominations for 2020 Health Equity Heroes in February 2020.

2019 Health Equity Heroes:
Alabama’s Head Start Programs, Alabama
Dr. Kathleen Barlow, Mission Smiles, Hillsborough County, Florida
Dennis Borel, Executive Director of Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, Austin, Texas
Tee Lawton, Mount Hope Housing Company, Bronx, New York
Alicia Murria, Hygienists for Humanity, Maryland
Dr. Neetu Sing, Health Care for All, Massachusetts
Michelle Vacha, Community Dental Health, Colorado Springs, Colorado