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Project Smile North Carolina

Title: Employing a shared approach to improving public health dental services in Cabarrus and Guilford Counties, North Carolina.

The Cabarrus Health Alliance will partner with Guilford County Health Department to develop a plan to restructure their dental programs into a shared services model, which will include assessing the two counties’ dental needs and potentially sharing staff and other resources.  Project work also includes preparing an action plan for implementation of the recommended model for sharing.

The $124,708 grant supports the planning and implementation of a CJS approach to dental service delivery between a single county health department and a single county health alliance serving more than 670,000 people in two non-contiguous counties.