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2010-11-17 13:00:00

$16 Million Initiative to Support Efforts in Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Vermont and Washington, and Inform Other States As They Struggle with How to Address Increasing Oral Health Needs BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a pioneering program in Alaska attracts attention for bringing sorely needed dental care to underserved communities, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced that it will support efforts in five states to pursue a similar model, using dental...

2010-10-29 16:15:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We are encouraged by the interest and support of so many individuals and organizations in the evaluation released this week of Alaska's dental therapist program. The evaluation conducted by RTI International assessed the work of the first cohort of dental therapists practicing in the U.S., the experiences of more than 400 patients and the performance of dental therapists on hundreds of procedures. Using criteria derived from...

2010-07-08 09:54:00

Commissioned by Kellogg Foundation, Survey Finds Fewer Opportunities for Minorities BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minority children and teenagers have fewer opportunities than white counterparts to be healthy, obtain a quality education and achieve economic success, according to a national survey of adults whose jobs involve children's education, health and economic well-being. The groundbreaking poll was released yesterday by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, which...

2010-06-04 09:43:00

Grant will Fund Training, Wire Service and Other Programs at New Maynard Media Center OAKLAND, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education announced today that it has received a $1.2 million, three-year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to launch the Maynard Media Center on Structural Racism (MMCSR). The MMCSR will encourage the media to provide comprehensive coverage of structural racism and its impact on American society. "We...

2010-02-22 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated one in five children in America go without dental care each year and two thirds of states do not have effective policies in place to ensure proper dental health and access to care, according to a report by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the...

2010-02-09 10:03:00

Statement of Support re: White House Initiative on Childhood Obesity Attributed to Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation deeply supports the First Lady's Let's Move challenge to the nation to take action against childhood obesity. We're excited about her personal passion for this work and her commitment to change the course for our nation's children. We also applaud and are...

2009-12-16 08:28:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Searching for ways to ensure dental care for millions living in dentist-shortage areas, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation today released a wide-ranging assessment of international and U.S. experiences training and deploying new types of dental health care providers who could be used to help fill gaps in care. In particular, the report suggests that dental therapists, who perform preventive and basic dental services, could provide sorely...

2009-11-24 08:33:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following should be attributed to Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation commends Congress for its recognition of the urgent need to comprehensively and substantially strengthen oral health care for our most vulnerable children. Most recently, the Senate version of health reform represents a high water mark for oral health legislation, with more than two dozen important...

2009-11-16 10:15:00

Transforming school food high priority BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced today it will invest $32,450,000 over the span of three years in community-driven efforts and national projects that are working to increase access to healthy food and physical activity for vulnerable children and their families. This investment -- called Food & Community -- brings the Kellogg Foundation's total support for healthy food and farming...

2009-10-30 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Giving Challenge, a 30-day, national online competition that encourages people to leverage their social networks to recruit supporters and win cash awards for nonprofit organizations, today announced that it has received a $75,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan to help mobilize participation in the last week of the Challenge. The grant increases the total amount of award dollars in the Challenge to $245,000...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.