Organization name: IUPUI

Program Type

Mentoring and career navigation programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: The mission of the Multicultural Oral Health Association (MOHA) is for IU Dental Students to give back to the community by mentoring students (from preschool age to graduate students), promoting diversity through activities and events, and providing fellowship among its members. The organization focuses its efforts on community service. • Promote Diversity: Provide a voice for historically underrepresented oral health students i.e. Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. • Engage in Community Service: Promote the oral health of the underrepresented community, in Indiana through improved education, prevention and treatment. • Educate the Community: Stimulate interest and encourage entry of minorities into oral health careers. Provide cultural and educational experiences for non-minority students who wish to learn more about underrepresented cultures. The activities that the MOHA students participate in include programs and/or partnerships that are facilitated through the Divison of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. During these activities the students usually provide oral health education, dental career exploration, hands on activities and a student panel.
Success Metrics: Education: Access for underrepresented populations Health and Wellness: Other: Dental Care Community and Economic Development: Career and professional development


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A


Annual Operating Cost: N/A
Initial Start-Up Cost: $0

Contact Information

Organization Name: IUPUI
Respondents Name: Karen Dace
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