Dogwood trust helps new oral health effort in western North Carolina

December 28, 2021 The McDowell News

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A new effort will focus on improving oral health in western North Carolina.

The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC), a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), has secured funding to begin tackling the complex needs of people seeking oral health services in our region.

NCOHC aims to build an oral health care system that challenges the current oral health status and care delivery environment, affects change in organizational culture, and supports evidence-based best practices, according to a news release.

The roughly $740,000, three-year grant from the Dogwood Health Trust represents the nonprofit foundation’s continued recognition of oral health as a significant component in advancing overall health, well-being, and quality of life in western North Carolina.

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