The AAPHD Foundation was established to support the primary goals of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, including the promotion of effective strategies for disease prevention, health promotion, and service delivery; education of the public, health professionals, and decision-makers regarding the importance of oral health to general well-being; and expansion of the knowledge base of dental public health and fostering competency in its practice.
The foundation's Small Grant Program
supports education and research designed to benefit dental public health. This includes projects designed to improve access to personal and population-wide oral health services, build and strengthen the dental public health workforce, translate science into practice, and maintain competency in dental public health.
The program will provide small grants of up to $5,000 that serve as an incentive to individuals and organizations to advance science, policy, and practice designed to enhance oral health. Priority will be given to applications from individuals who are at an early stage of their dental public health careers (especially residents in the DPH residency programs who are completing their required research projects and from members of AAPHD student chapters) and to efforts to use and enhance partnerships with existing programs, projects, and organizations...