The Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is a public-private partnership that seeks to increase underserved Holocaust survivors’ access to oral care. The program was launched in 2015 in nine US cities, including Boston, to answer the Obama White House’s call to action to help vulnerable survivors age with dignity and support. The program is jointly sponsored by Henry Schein and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO), the oldest Jewish international dental and medical organization. Nearly one-third of Holocaust survivors in the U.S. live at or below the poverty level and often have special oral health needs, as a result of little or no access to dental care as children during World War II. By increasing Holocaust survivors’ access to oral care, the program seeks to significantly enhance their overall quality of life.
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