Lasting impact through collective action
Diverse coalitions advocating for change are building a healthier oral health landscape in North Carolina. There is still a long way to go to create systems where equity can be achieved, and you can help. North Carolinians for Change are NCOHC’s members — a diverse, inclusive group of oral health practitioners, public health professionals, community leaders and members, and other stakeholders who all share a common goal: increasing access and equity in oral health care.
Oral Health Day 2021 is here!
At this year’s event, we will dive into the current system before discussing evidence-based approaches to structurally reform oral health, increasing access and equity in care. Visit our registration page to learn more, see this year’s featured speakers, and secure your spot!
Whether you are a healthcare provider, community member, or policymaker, your voice is valuable, and we want to hear from you!
Not sure about a focus group, but have something on your mind? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave us a voicemail.
**Tell us your name and a number/email to reach you and we’ll be sure to follow up!
Here’s What We’re Doing
Step 1: We will conduct a series of in-depth focus groups, hearing directly from you about what
matters most and incorporating your ideas into our change agenda.
Step 2: With a diverse, widespread coalition, we will continue to advance positive, tangible change
for the oral health care landscape in North Carolina.
Help Guide Our Collective Voice
NCOHC published its first policy brief in June 2020. While the brief itself doesn’t necessarily reflect NCOHC’s current policy priorities, it does outline a comprehensive list of cost-effective, evidence-based policies that could create a more equitable North Carolina.
Read NCOHC’s policy brief, and let us know what you hope to see change in North Carolina.
At NCOHC we love to meet people where they are, whether that be at an event, in your community, or in your office. Let us know how we can partner with your organization.
Oral Health Day 2021 is here! Register now to join us for a morning of dynamic speakers discussing innovations in health access and equity. This year, Oral Health Day will feature a keynote from Assistant Surgeon General Timothy L. Ricks. We hope to see you there!
When: July 27 from noon – 1 p.m. OR August 11 from 1 – 2 p.m.
Register: click here to register
Oral health providers: The Duke Endowment has partnered with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation to expand school-based dental programs across the Carolinas.
If you are an oral health care provider or administrator interested in learning more about expanding your practice to serve your communities’ children in school-based settings, we invite you to join us for a free online informational session on either July 27th or August 11th.