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Whole Community Connection is a leadership program for community-academic partners

NC Map Highlighting Edgecombe and Robeson Counties

WCC is on a mission:

Whole Community Connection (WCC) supports leaders to advance health equity in rural North Carolina by increasing local power to focus on priorities by and at the community level and co-creating a model of relationship centered engagement.

Do you share the WCC vision?

A healthy, thriving North Carolina for all through community-academic partnerships

Let’s collaborate!

Teams of collaborators from existing partnerships including 2-4 community members from Edgecombe or Robeson County and 2 UNC-CH faculty or researchers are eligible to apply. Selected teams participate in one year of leadership strengthening focused on building relationships for collective and community-led action and receive $45,000 in funding to improve community health.

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