Capacity Building Mini-Grants
The purpose of the NCOHC’s capacity building mini-grants program is to engage communities most impacted by oral health disparities in the work of the NCOHC and in building the NC Oral Health Agenda. the capacity building mini-grants program currently engages 7 community-based nonprofit organizations and intermediaries in the process of outlining priorities for the NC Oral Health Agenda.
Current Capacity Building Mini-Grantees
- Arc of NC
- Association of Mexicans in NC
- El Pueblo Inc.
- MomsRising Education Fund
- North Carolina PTA
- The Cornerstone CDC
- Student Action with Farmworkers
In order to live into its purpose of “convening diverse stakeholders to identify and resolve consumer-level and systemic barriers to good oral health,” the NCOHC hosts two gatherings per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. In 2016, the Spring meeting was focused on understanding equity and its role in oral health and welcomed a number of new voices to the conversation. In the Fall, we co-hosted the NC Oral Health Summit with UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and enabled participants to gain a common understanding of the barriers, opportunities, and innovations related to oral health in our state.