Strengthening the Advocacy Infrastructure to Sustain Improvements in Oral Health Access for Low Income Families
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) is pleased to announce the availability of funding to diversify and strengthen oral health advocacy in CT. CT Health anticipates making two awards of up to $40,000 for a two-year period will be made.
For over ten years, CT Health been committed to improving access and quality of oral health care in the state. There is evidence that these efforts have made a measurable difference in access and utilization of oral health care for low-income Connecticut residents, especially children.
The existing community of oral health advocates have been essential to these efforts. To build greater momentum, however, we must increase the number and type of effective advocates who have credibility and influence.
The second part of our theory is supporting the integration of oral health into overall health must be supported to elevate its status.
Successful grantees will be contributing to the following two strategic plan objectives:
- Foster the inclusion of mental, oral and physical health in an integrated health care system.
- Bolster the leadership capacity of key stakeholders, organizations and coalitions to advocate for policies and regulations that maintain and improve oral health access for low-income families.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
|Informational Webinar took place on February 11, 2015. For more information, see the slides at the bottom of this page|
|Applications Due||March 17, 2015|
|Notification of Successful Award||June 23, 2015|
|Grant Period||July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017|