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Successful Models Improving Food Access & Health

The joint Food & Ag Systems Working Group between the Appalachia Funders Network and the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) worked together to conduct and publish six case studies of projects at the intersection of food access and health. Several members of the Network funded the work to document and highlight lessons from innovative projects around the region, and CAN conducted and compiled the case studies. Read on for a summary video and all six case studies.

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Oral Health Summit Highlights

The Oral Health Summit took place on September 5th in Charleston, WV, as part of the great work being done by the Health Working Group's Oral Health committee. Over 60 people attended the event, including funders, state health departments, oral health coalitions, universities, health nonprofits, and others. The oral health summit was designed to bring together key stakeholders in the sector throughout the region to identify the unique challenges facing Central Appalachia. The 2 main challenges to oral health facing Appalachia that were identified from the summit were access to care and the need for more providers. 

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Appalachia Funders Network Explainer Video Series RFP

Project: Seven Connected Animated Short Explainer Videos

Organization: Appalachia Funders Network (AFN) |

Contact: Lindsey Wilson, Network Coordinator | [email protected] | 828.280.3333

RFP Submission Deadline: Aug. 22, 2019

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Thanks for attending the 9th Annual Gathering!

The 9th Annual Gathering featured an exciting array of learning journeys, panels, and open spaces over three action-packed days. Over 100 participants came together in Pikeville, KY for building relationships and trust, facilitating common understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Central Appalachia, and fostering cross-sector collaboration to accelerate the Appalachian Transition. Scroll down to read more about the Gathering and find helpful links to photos, partner contacts, and speaker slides.

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