First Choice Health Care Receives Grant from The Petit Family Foundation
The Board of Directors and leadership of First Choice Health Center, Inc are pleased to announce that our organization has been awarded a grant from The Petit Family Foundation.
We are grateful for this funding which will be used to enhance and upgrade their school-based health care mobile dental unit, which provides preventive dental care directly to students at over seventy local schools.
First Choice shares The Petit Family Foundation’s goal of fostering the education of young people. According to a study conducted by the CDC, students miss over thirty-four million hours of school in the United States due to dental emergencies. Along with increasing much-needed access to oral health care for students, bringing dental services directly to schools via our mobile health unit supports academic success by reducing time out of school due to off-site dental appointments and illnesses related to poor dental health.
Click the link below to learn more about The Petit Family Foundation: https://www.petitfamilyfoundation.org/
Pictured: Dr. William Petit, Jr (President of PFF); Jeffrey Steele (President & CEO of FCHC); and Bernie Lidestri (PFF Board Member)