Equitable Access to Care
Closing the Health Care Coverage Gap
We're supporting solutions to close the health care coverage gap so that all North Carolinians have equitable opportunities to be healthy and thrive.
Why access to care?
Equitable access to care leads to healthier communities.
Seventy years ago, Mrs. Reynolds charged the Trust to ensure that North Carolinians with low incomes have access to health care. Affordable access to health insurance is a vital piece of this work.
To improve health outcomes and narrow disparities, we support solutions for improved health insurance coverage, such as Medicaid expansion, Affordable Care Act enrollment, affordable access to medication, and affordable, convenient access to primary care, mental health care, substance use treatment, and oral care.
Updates and Reports
Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina
Expanding Medicaid would create more than 37,000 new jobs and insure approximately 365,000 more people, according to a new non-partisan analysis. The report was prepared by researchers at The George Washington University with funding from Cone Health Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
Find out what we’re funding now.
Past Funding Opportunities
The following funding opportunities are no longer accepting applications.
Increasing Insurance Enrollment
Since the launch of subsidized Affordable Care Act insurance policies in 2014, the federal government, foundations, private insurers, and other stakeholders have supported enrollment assisters to provide guidance to the most vulnerable consumers. The Trust is interested in efforts to analyze the value and effectiveness of in-person, nonprofit enrollment assistance in Affordable Care Act insurance plans.
Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap
The Trust is interested in efforts to educate the public about the opportunity to close the Medicaid coverage gap. We will support communications campaigns to educate people who would benefit most from expansion, as well as key stakeholders such as providers, first responders, and local business leaders.
Increasing Health Insurance Enrollment
Our goal is to increase enrollment rates in underserved areas or among vulnerable populations to improve access and promote the sustainability of critical health services. The Trust will support outreach and enrollment efforts that target communities with large numbers of eligible but unenrolled residents or counties with low enrollment penetration rates.