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Novant Health receives grant to establish dental clinic at Charlotte Community Health Clinic

Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 19, 2017– Novant Health Foundation Presbyterian Medical Center received a $350,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund a new dental clinic at the Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC). The dental clinic will be located in the Leon Levine Opportunity Center at the new Goodwill Opportunity Campus on Wilkinson Boulevard.

The new clinic will provide services primarily for low-income and other underserved individuals. Opening in 2017, the clinic will provide preventive, restorative and emergency dental services for people who often do not have access to dental care. Plans call for construction to begin in February.

“We are grateful to The Duke Endowment for its generous support, which enables Novant Health to further support Charlotte Community Health Clinic,” said Paula Vincent, president and chief operating officer, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. “Since its founding in 2000, CCHC has played a vital role in caring for the needs of our community, and we are excited to partner with the clinic on the opening of its new dental facility.”

CCHC provides low-income and other underserved community residents with medical services, including primary care, dental and behavioral health services, as well as education for pediatric and adult patients. CCHC recently expanded its capacity by partnering with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, which opened its Opportunity Campus in 2016. The campus offers workforce development, education, financial, child care and medical services complementing traditional storefront operations.

In addition to The Duke Endowment, the following organizations have invested in the dental clinic:

  • Health Resources & Services Administration
  • North Carolina Office of Rural Health
  • Children’s Medical Fund
  • Foundation for a Healthy Carolina
  • Leon Levine Foundation
  • Wesley Foundation

For more information about the Novant Heath Foundation, visit NovantHealth.org/giving.


Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017