Connecticut Health Foundation

Providing Systems Change Training and Technical Assistance to Oral Health Grantees

Access to dental services is a critical problem for many medically underserved individuals. Like many health care philanthropies, the Connecticut Health Foundation (CHF), the state’s largest foundation dedicated to improving the health of the people of Connecticut, was concerned about this issue. CHF, in an effort to assist low-income families to embark on a lifetime of good oral health and disease prevention, made oral health one of its grant making priority areas.

CHF's major commitment to improving the oral health of Connecticut’s children included providing funding to oral health collaboratives across the state. CHF also provided technical assistance to these grantees to strengthen their ability to achieve desired outcomes. Millennia was retained to provide technical assistance in operational efficiency, targeted advocacy, and change management. Because of our successful work with other philanthropies, CHF reached out to us to develop and facilitate training in systems change for the Foundation's oral health grantees.