Health Right transitioned from an independent non-profit to a program of AHEC West in December 2017.
"The welcome extended to Health Right, and the administrative support for the program as a result of joining AHEC West, have been extraordinary", said Jan Chippendale, Health Right Program Coordinator. "Health Right's services are fully integrated with AHEC West's programming. For Health Right clients who can benefit from other AHEC programs, including the Denture Program and Maryland Health Connection, AHEC staff work together well to assist clients with those connections."
Grant funding and the reduced fees of generous participating practitioners enable Health Right to assist with the cost of urgent dental care for low income adults. In calendar year 2018, 379 people were enrolled in the Dental Access Program and referred for dental treatment.
Health Right participates in health fairs and other outreach activities to offer oral health education and to reach those who may face challenges in accessing dental care.
Those interested in more information about treatment assistance or outreach are welcome to call Jan at 301-777-9150, ext. 112.