Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH)

"Delta Dental of Arizona awarded Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) a $25,000 grant and $6,000 in dental hygiene supplies."

Hello, readers! On tap this week are a new location for a school that provides extra opportunities for high schoolers, a large donation by a local Glendale organization and a way for all the businesses in the West Valley to partner and spread the word about what they offer. But with much to discuss, I’ll waste no  time dilly-dallying. Here’s the news!

First, Glendale’s Deer Valley Academy is moving to a new location at 2710 W. Bell Road, Suite 1221, Phoenix. The nonprofit charter school, which was founded in 2001 and provides afternoon and evening high school courses, will operate from a remote location during renovations. School begins Thursday, August 15. Hours will be 3 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:50 to 8:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Once open, DVA will neighbor Eludesions Escape Rooms, Super Saver Cinemas and Santisi Brothers. For more information, leave a message at 602-467-6874, email info@deervalleyacademy.org or visit deervalleyacademy.org.

Moving along, Delta Dental of Arizona awarded Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) a $25,000 grant and $6,000 in dental hygiene supplies. Thus far this year, Delta Dental of Arizona has distributed nearly $600,000 in grants to 31 Arizona community organizations.

“Delta Dental of Arizona is proud to support NOAH, an HonorHealth affiliate, in their efforts to improve oral health in low-income and uninsured communities in the Valley,” said Allan Allford, Delta Dental of Arizona chief executive officer.

“Tooth decay, which is nearly 100% preventable, is still one of the most common chronic diseases for children, but through partnerships like this, we are tipping the scale in the right direction.”

This new grant will help the NOAH Dental Outreach Program provide free dental screenings, education and fluoride varnish to 3,000 low-income children. NOAH also uses the program to provide children free toothbrushes, along with brushing and flossing techniques and give parents screening summaries and recommendations.

“Poor oral health can negatively affect how a young mouth develops and leads to more than 50 million school hours being lost each year. It can also impact a child’s confidence, speech, nutrition, social skills as well as potential for success later in life,” said Lou Sarrosa, NOAH dental director.

“This grant not only allows us to treat thousands of low-income and uninsured children who otherwise may not have access to dental services, it also gives us the opportunity to connect with their families and provide them with important resources and education that can benefit the entire family.”

Delta Dental of Arizona is at 5656 W. Talavi Boulevard, Glendale. For more information, visit deltadentalaz.com.

Finally, the West Valley Biz 2 Biz Expo will return from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22. The event, a partnership between the six West Valley chamber of commerce (Buckeye Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Southwest Valley, Surprise Regional and Wickenburg), will be once again held at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive. Free to attend and open to the public, the event provides local businesses with the opportunity to showcase what exactly they offer.

Registration for exhibit space, available on a first-come, first-served basis, is due by Friday, August 8. Exhibitors must be a member of one of the six West Valley chambers. Advanced registration, due by Friday, August 2, ranges from $250 to $325. Regular registration, beginning the next day, ranges from $300 to $400. Electricity costs an extra $75 per table. Tables are 8 feet long and include two chairs. Vendor setup is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 21. For more information, visit http://glendale.chamberofcommerce.me/calendar/moreinfo.php?eventid=329926.

That’s all the briefs for this week! Stay tuned for next week! Thanks for reading!