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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.
The NNOHA Oral Health Leadership Institute (NOHLI) can be a foundational and essential building block in your career development as a leader of an oral health program at a health center/safety-net clinic. This year-long, in-person and online training provides core knowledge and competencies that health center/safety-net oral health leaders need to develop as effective managers, directors, and advocates for oral health and their communities. NOHLI addresses the need for training and technical assistance that is specific to oral health leaders practicing in Federally Qualified Health Centers/safety-net clinics. The core NOHLI curriculum was developed from NNOHA’s Operations Manual for Health Center Oral Health Programs.
The 2023-2024 Cohort will be the 12th year of NOHLI. Thus far, the program has trained over 191 FQHC dental directors. Topics covered include Leadership and Excellence; Health Center Fundamentals; Workforce and Staffing; Risk Management; Quality; Public Speaking; Managing Change; Leading a Team; Maximizing your Strengths as a Leader; Public Health 101; Financials; Patient-Centered Health Home; and Innovations in Delivery. NOHLI also provides opportunities for scholars to apply these skills using case studies and group discussions under the direction of outstanding oral health educators from across the country.