Baptists on Mission to bring Health and Dental Screening to North Carolina Farms

by | Jul 25, 2023

  • We are fortunate at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to partner with many organizations within and outside of agriculture.
  • That includes N.C. Baptists on Mission that we have worked with before to help distribute emergency food assistance, operate on-site feeding programs and dental and health screenings at the State Fair.
  • The organization has recently began offering to take its health and dental screening mobile units to farms to address needs of farm workers.
  • So, they are looking for farms and farmers to partner with during the week days when the mobile units are not used as much.
  • These services are free and can help address immediate and long-term health needs of workers.
  • The health screenings focus on assessing vital signs, heart disease risk, cholesterol levels, body mass index, depression and diabetes.
  • Dental assistance focuses on immediate needs such as fillings and extractions but can also include cleanings.