Sep 06 2006

Graham and DeMint Announce $400,000 for HIV/AIDS Oral Health Initiative

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced Sandhills Medical Foundation in Jefferson will receive a $400,000 Ryan White CARE Act grant to implement an HIV/AIDS oral health initiative. The funds will be used to provide oral health care to persons living with HIV or AIDS in underserved areas where oral health services are inadequate or do not exist. Sandhills Medical Foundation is one of fifteen sites selected nationwide to implement a demonstration project using novel approaches to provide care. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####