The event includes the transformation of the University of Maryland Terrapins’ basketball court into a mobile dental clinic, with 100 dental chairs to provide free dental care to underserved, uninsured, and underinsured adults. Preventive health screenings and other services are also provided at the accompanying Health Equity Festival. In 2014, the Mission of Mercy recruited 1,800 volunteers and 650 dentists and delivered $1.2 million in dental care and a variety of preventive health and screening services. The event is a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.
We look forward to seeing you at the Health Equity Festival!