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Oral Health Provider Map Seeks to Reduce Strain on Emergency Departments During COVID-19

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CARY— The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC), a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), has released a statewide map of emergency oral health resources for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The map is a first-of-its-kind resource to help patients with urgent oral health needs to find nearby Federally Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, free and charitable clinics, and other safety net practices.“Oral health issues won’t just disappear as we continue to navigate this crisis,...

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The COVID-19 Impact on Our State’s Most Vulnerable

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The COVID-19 Impact on Our State’s Most Vulnerable

by Calvin AllenProgram DirectorRural Forward NC COVID-19 is NC’s latest forecasted hurricane, but will its largest impacts on our most vulnerable be visible?  We may not have experience with a disease like coronavirus, but in this current health crisis, we can see patterns of the natural disasters that North Carolina knows too well. As the Public Education Team of the NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network, our organizations support our state’s public health experts in their call to wash our hands frequently, be thoughtful about travel and...

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Rural Forward NC Director to Join Nationwide Initiative Aimed at Building Thriving Rural American Communities

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Rural Forward NC Director to Join Nationwide Initiative Aimed at   Building Thriving Rural American Communities

CARY — The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, a leading North Carolina nonprofit that develops and supports innovative partnerships for a healthier North Carolina, today announced that its Rural Forward NC Program Director Calvin Allen has been named to the Theory of Change Working Group for Thrive Rural, where he joins a broad array of leading practitioners, academics and experts who will share expertise to create dynamic, sustainable rural communities where all people can realize their full potential and live healthy lives....

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Rule Change Allowing More NC Children to Receive Sealants and Avoid Cavities Passes into Law

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CARY— The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC), a program of the Foundation for Heath Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), announced today that the North Carolina Rules Review Commission has given its final approval of an important rule change that will open doors for access to quality, preventive oral health care for the state’s most underserved.  The rule change — unanimously approved of by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners on December 13, 2019 — will allow dental hygienists to provide preventive services such as...

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Pending Rule Change Will Allow More Children in North Carolina to Receive Sealants and Avoid Cavities

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CARY— The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC), a program of the Foundation for Heath Leadership & Innovation (FHLI), announced today that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners has unanimously voted to move for the permanent adoption of an important rule change that will open doors for access to quality preventive oral health care for North Carolina’s most vulnerable. “The oral health needs of the state’s most disadvantaged groups are tremendous, but not insurmountable,” said Dr. Zachary Brian, NCOHC Director. “This...

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FHLI Unifies All Programs with New Visual Identity

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CARY — The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, a nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs to advance services and improve the overall health of North Carolinians, today announced the launch of its new brand that unifies all of its programs with one visual identity. “The 2020 brand launch kicks off an exciting new chapter for FHLI and celebrates the culture of innovation built during the organization’s 37-year history of tackling health issues facing rural areas,” said Anne Thomas, president and CEO. “The...

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Dr. Susan Mims Receives FHLI’s Community Achievement Award for Vital Role in Children’s Health Initiatives

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CARY — The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Mims, M.D., MPH, Vice President for Children’s Services and Clinical Genetics and Personalized Medicine at Mission Health, Chief of Pediatrics for Mission Children’s Hospital, and Vice Chief of Staff for Mission Hospital, has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation’s Community Achievement Award.  Dr. Mims has served as the chief executive for Mission Children’s Hospital for more than a...

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Sarah Thach Receives Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Distinguished Fellow Award

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CARY — The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is pleased to announce that Sarah Thach, MPH, Assistant Director of the UNC Gillings School’s Masters of Public Health Program, and Adjunct Faculty with the Public Health Leadership Program at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the 2019 Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Award for her exceptional representation as an alumnus of the ideals of the fellows program. “Sarah exemplifies the spirit of the Jim Bernstein Fellows program by being an active, engaged and...

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UNC-Pembroke Chancellor Robin Cummings Receives the Jim Bernstein Health Career Achievement Award

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CARY — The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is pleased to announce that University of North Carolina – Pembroke Chancellor Robin Cummings has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Jim Bernstein Community Health Career Achievement Award.  “Dr. Cummings exemplifies the values lived by Jim Bernstein and this award that was created in Jim’s honor,” said Anne Thomas, President and CEO of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation. “Through his lifetime efforts to improve health, education and well-being for...

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Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Dinner Honors Healthcare Heroes, Raises Vital Funds to Support Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Communities

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CARY — The Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Dinner raised nearly $51,000 with the support of participants, donors and sponsors.  Each year, FHLI brings together more than 300 healthcare professionals from all across North Carolina and beyond to celebrate the legacy of Jim Bernstein and the work being done to advance healthcare access and community health in our state. All funds raised will be used to support the Jim Bernstein Fellows program,...

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