LIBERTY Mission
 

Community Outreach
Clark County, NV

Eduardo Menchaca

Eduardo Menchaca

Health and Literacy Coordinator – Clark County, NV

LIBERTY Dental Plan of Nevada

I am privileged to work with many communities within Clark County to educate and promote the importance of oral health. I have been able to coordinate many oral health workshops to children and adults throughout the beginning of 2018.

I have collaborated with local agencies such as The Boys and Girls Club, which opened up the opportunity to present workshops and educate children on the importance of oral health. LIBERTY is now able to collaborate with several Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Clark County and continue promoting the importance of oral health to children.

Continuous collaboration with community centers has also opened up opportunities to present to children about oral health. I am proud to share that LIBERTY collaborates with the DoLittle Community Center, Walnut Community Center, Cambridge Community Center, and Mirabelli Community Center.

 

Oral health workshop at DoLittle Community Center
Oral health workshop at DoLittle Community Center

LIBERTY's Eduardo Menchaca (center) educating on the importance of properly brushing

The month of February was National Children's Dental Health Month where I was able to perform workshops at Abundant Life Academy and Las Vegas Jr Academy. Children were able to learn the importance of brushing twice a day for two minutes and visiting their dentist twice a year. After every workshop, LIBERTY rewards children with free dental kits that include a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, 2-minute timer and a toothbrush protector. These workshops are fun, interactive and most importantly, educational. I encourage children to involve their parents in their daily brushing to prevent cavities and gum disease.

 

National Children's Dental Health Month workshop at Abundant Life Academy
National Children’s Dental Health Month workshop at Abundant Life Academy

LIBERTY’s Eduardo Menchaca (right) educating on healthy and unhealthy foods for teeth.

 

National Children's Dental Health Month workshop at Las Vegas Jr Academy
National Children's Dental Health Month workshop at Las Vegas Jr Academy

LIBERTY's Eduardo Menchaca (right) educating on healthy and unhealthy foods for teeth.

Besides oral health workshops, attending community and networking events is extremely important to LIBERTY's outreach. Most recently, I was invited to be a guest speaker and talk to community partners about LIBERTY’s mission at the CARE Coalition's monthly meeting. This networking event led to creating more community relationships to continue promoting oral health in Clark County. LIBERTY continues to grow, collaborating with agencies such as Immunize Nevada, Nevada Homeless Alliance, Help of Southern Nevada, FirstMED Health & Wellness Center, and Casa de Luz Food Pantry.

 

CARE Coalition's Monthly Partner Meeting
CARE Coalition's Monthly Partner Meeting

Eduardo Menchaca (far left) presenting about LIBERTY's mission on oral health in Clark County.

LIBERTY's community outreach is expanding throughout Clark County. LIBERTY will soon partner with Clark County School District in performing workshops at elementary schools. LIBERTY will also partner with The Salvation Army and Silver State Services to continue reaching out to our members. I take great pride in my role with LIBERTY in promoting oral health to communities in Clark County.