Medical vs. Dental Showdown about Collaboration

The first annual tug-of-war between the Douglas County Dental Clinic and the Health Care Access Clinic was about teamwork really. Both agencies need each other's expertise to help those who don't have health and dental coverage. The mouth is part of the body - and we need to help the whole person not just one body part. Today's event was to highlight our partnership during Safety Net Clinic Week - thanks for everyone who came out to cheer us on!

tug of war in action

tug of war in action by Executive Director

Health Care Access staff members Brenda Waite, left, and Kim Johnson participate in the tug-of-war contest that the clinic had with it neighbor Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week.

Health Care Access staff members Brenda Waite, left, and Kim Johnson participate in the tug-of-war contest that the clinic had with it neighbor Douglas County Dental Clinic on Thursday to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week. by Richard Gwin

Douglas Count Dental Clinic staffers Shawna Huffman, left, and Ray Munzo, in mask, pulled for a tug-of-war win on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week. They took on the staff at Health Care Access.

Douglas Count Dental Clinic staffers Shawna Huffman, left, and Ray Munzo, in mask, pulled for a tug-of-war win on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, to raise awareness about Kansas Primary Health Safety Net Clinic Week. They took on the staff at Health Care Access. by Richard Gwin

Tagged: uninsured, health care access, collaboration, douglas county dental clinic, underserved

Comments

Ali Edwards 1 year, 8 months ago

This is hysterical. I love, love, love this idea!

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hcainc 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks everyone for playing along - everyone wins when they get health and dental care!

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Raymond Munoz 1 year, 8 months ago

My body (make that El Luchador Dental's body) could use some healthier food and more physical activity! WTG Dental Clinic team! :)

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Karrey Britt 1 year, 8 months ago

What a terrific way to raise awareness about your clinics and the importance of taking care of the whole body.

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