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Healthy Kids Outreach Program receives boost from grant

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A program supporting the overall health of kids in Douglas County just got a boost from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

With a $5,000 grant, the Healthy Kids Outreach Program will be able to spread its reach.

The program visits county schools and provides kids with healthy living education.

Specifically, the grant will boost the program's dental hygiene education service.

"Kids are empowered to learn those healthy habits on how to take care of their teeth, how to recognize if they're having any issues and be able to practice those things at home. We also provide them with a dental kit at the end of the education," Healthy Kids Outreach program manager Trina McClure-Gwaltney says.

The dental program reaches more than 4,000 students each year.

2016 marked 10 years for the program in the community.

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