Mary's Center Blog
Happy New Year from the Mary’s Center family!
As we look at the year ahead, we brace ourselves for the uncertainty of potential changes in laws and policies that directly affect Mary’s Center and our ability to care for the thousands of people who rely on public insurance programs that may be defunded. It is our promise to the individuals we serve to continue to educate lawmakers on the many ways Mary’s Center and other health centers like us, advance and empower our vulnerable neighbors.
Your smile is an important part of your personality, but it also affects your overall health. You can help prevent conditions like heart disease, respiratory infections and dementia by taking care of your smile and making oral care a priority. Mary’s Center dentist Dr. Brigitte White tells you how.
1. Good Home Care. Brushing in between meals and before bedtime is recommended for good oral health. Choose a fluoride toothpaste and be sure to floss and use a mouth rinse as well.
Mary’s Center is the proud recipient of a $125,000 award from the Washington AIDS Partnership, the largest private funder of HIV/AIDS prevention, education and advocacy services in the District. The grant, called “DC PrEP for Women Initiative”, aims at increasing knowledge and the use of the drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among women of color in Washington, DC.
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