The collaboration between Community Care of NC, AccessCare of the Blue Ridge, and the Appalachian State University School of Health Care Management was again honored by being asked to help shape the future of the NCQA’s (National Committee on Quality Assurance) Patient-Centered Medical Home model (PCMH). HCPress.com, September 28, 2015
An hour east of Raleigh, North Carolina, lies the predominantly African-American community of Conetoe -- population 300. The town is surrounded by farmland, but the nearest grocery store is 10 miles away, making it one of the country's many "food deserts," where fresh, nutritious food is not readily available. Kathleen Toner, CNN.com, September 24,2015
The Get Beau-FITT! program will start with a Kick-Off Event on Oct. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. with a brown bag lunch and again from 6-7:30 p.m. with giveaways and sessions on health and fitness. These Brown Bag Healthy Speaker series luncheons will run monthly until May 6, 2016. Beaufort Observer, Septenber 21, 2015
1.27 million North Carolinians lacked health insurance in 2014 compared to 1.5 million uninsured North Carolinians in 2013, according to data on health insurance rates released by the Census Bureau. Expanding Medicaid would have resulted in a more dramatic drop in the uninsured rate.
Two parents working full-time might find getting a healthy dinner on the table a challenge. But Kurt Festge is succeeding with the help of the new “Rainbow In My Tummy Family Cookbook.” Margaret Hurt, Black Mountain News, September 16, 2015
Philanthropy can change a lot of things on the surface of communities by contributing dollars, but can it really change entrenched mindsets and shift a community’s outlook?
The McDowell County Health Coalition and its partners will soon implement a county-wide program called McDowell Access to Care and Health (MATCH).
Since its inception in 1947, the Trust has been fulfilling its promise to support the financially disadvantaged residents of North Carolina. Now, the Trust continues to look toward the future as we search for an innovative, strategic leader to take us into the next 70 years.
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