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“It doesn’t feel like work. It feels like service.”

NC Map Highlighting Edgecombe and Robeson Counties
Whole Community Connection (WCC) provides grant funding and leadership training to teams of community members from Edgecombe or Robeson County and full-time UNC-Chapel Hill faculty or researchers.

How Whole Community Connection Works:

    • Identify barriers to health equity in rural communities
    • Issue an open call for ideas/applications
    • Award community-academic partnerships with a $45,000 grant to implement their projects
    • Provide Relational Leadership and Equity Centered Leadership training via intensives and continuous education
    • Provide support from a UNC Interprofessional Student Team
    • Provide additional coaching, mentoring, and more
    • Build health equity across NC through community voice and participation