The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has awarded grants of $20,000 each to 18 health and dental centers across Iowa. The $360,000 in COVID-19 response grants were awarded to help preserve access to care within Iowa’s safety net infrastructure during this challenging time for many Iowans. Each of the 18 safety net clinics and/or federal qualified health centers provide primary health care, dental care and/or mental health support services regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. “It’s essential that medical and dental care can still be accessed for services like vaccinations, mental health support services, chronic disease care, emergency dental services and well-child checkups,” said Jeff Russell, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa and the foundation’s president. Central Iowa centers receiving grants included Primary Health Care Inc., Proteus, Broadlawns Medical Center and Dental Connections.