Health Policy/Advocacy

Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission

2015 - $40,000

The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC), based in Hartford, received a two-year grant to expand their health policy agenda to include advocacy for better dental health for low-income residents. LPRAC plans to engage the Black and Latino Caucus, other legislative leaders and key stakeholders from community agencies, faith-based organizations and parents, to build awareness and support for improved oral health access and services. This grant was funded under a request for proposals titled “Strengthening the Advocacy Infrastructure to Sustain Improvements in Oral Health.”