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Rep. Cartwright Announces $50,000 Grant To Enhance Dental Services in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2019
Press Release

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will help expand dental services in Lackawanna County.

The grant totals $50,000 and will be awarded to AllOne Charities. It will be used to purchase dental equipment for a new, integrated dental service with mobile capacity at NEPA Community Health Care’s Andrew C. Mazza Memorial Health Center, which is located in Greenfield Township, in Lackawanna County.

“Dental health is a key aspect of overall health, and it’s important that our community has access to affordable dental services,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “This grant is an investment in the wellbeing of the wonderful people of Lackawanna County and our workforce in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”

“AllOne Charities was created to craft a bold and collaborative philanthropic approach to make a true and substantial impact on health care in our region,” said John W. Cosgrove, Executive Director of AllOne Charities. “We are deeply gratified to partner with NEPA Community Health Care and Congressman Cartwright to help meet the medical and dental needs of our neighbors.”

AllOne Charities works to enhance the health care delivery system in innovative, creative, and collaborative ways. NEPA Community Health Care is a federally qualified health center providing comprehensive primary care, OB/GYN, psychiatric and behavioral health services; these include health screenings, family planning services, immunizations, and child wellness services, as well as gynecological and prenatal care.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. ARC awards grants from funds appropriated to annually by Congress for research on topics that directly impact economic development in the Appalachian Region. Projects must align with one or more of the five goals identified by ARC in its 2016–2020 strategic plan and demonstrate measurable results.