Community Clinic of Shelbyville and Bedford County, Inc. has been awarded a $10,000 grant by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
The funds will be used to provide preventive dental services (tele dentistry, exam/x-rays, and two cleanings) for 37 diabetic and/or hypertensive adults ages 19-64.
CCSBC’s grant was among 546 applications.
“It represents our interest in and support of the fine work you do in addressing the needs of our community,” a press release from the foundation said.
“We wish you much success with your work and with your efforts to attract additional sources of support. We are grateful that you took the time to apply; without good requests, we can’t make good grants.”
The grant covers Dec. 1, 2022 to Nov. 16, 2023. Individuals selected for the CFMT grant will be monitored for twelve months for diabetes and hypertension.
This is the second year CFMT has sponsored diabetic and hypertensive patients for maintaining oral health appointments. The new grant includes four dental appointments for the 12-month grant.
CCSBC continues to provide diabetic screenings on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Individuals who are low-income and uninsured are encouraged to contact CCSBC.
Clinic director Fredia Lusk has appeared before Shelbyville City Council several times in recent weeks, citing an urgent need for funding.
For more information, visit https://www.bestprosintown.com/tn/shelbyville/community-clinics-shelbyville-/.