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NCCARE360 Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15—October 15 each year and celebrates the histories, cultures, achievements, and contributions of people living in the United States whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. North Carolina’s Latinx population is now greater than one million people according to the 2020 Census; statewide, the Latinx population grew by 40% over the decade, faster than the growth of this population nationwide (23%). In fact, the Hispanic and Latinx community represents one of the fastest growing populations in the US!

At NCCARE360, we celebrate our state’s and our nation’s diverse population, but we know that there are many health inequities that afflict many marginalized communities in NC, including our Latinx neighbors. More than 7,383 (7%) of people referred through NCCARE360 have identified as Hispanic/Latinx and the top five co-occurring needs we see from these referrals are food assistance, individual and family supports that include childcare needs and peer support groups, housing and shelter needs, income support, and utilities assistance. Close to half of all cases (41.9%) since 2019 were resolved and our team works diligently to find solutions that address the other half. However, many organizations and users of NCCARE360 who are sending referrals on behalf of Latinx clients shared concerns, particularly from those who are undocumented, with entering personal information into a system that can be tracked for fear of legal repercussions. We take these concerns very seriously and have put several measures in place to address them.

One way we address these concerns is to support the decision for people to share as much or as little information as they are comfortable sharing, and we take measures to ensure to the best of our capability that they and their information are safe. We adhere to strict inclusion and exclusion criteria for all agencies that request to join our network and will not allow any agencies to join that will harm our communities. Another measure we have are workarounds to connect people to resources outside of our platform when they are not comfortable sharing personal information. This includes bringing in our partners at NC 211 who can connect people to all kinds of services and resources without recording personal information.

To continue addressing health inequities experienced by Latinx communities, NCCARE360 partners with many organizations that provide direct services to Latinx populations in North Carolina. Several of our partner organizations are vendors participating in the Community Health Worker (CHW) Initiative out of NCDHHS where CHWs can use NCCARE360 to refer people in their communities to needed resources. Some of our partners are recipients of our NCCARE360 Health Equity Grants! For example, the North Carolina  Justice Center serves as a Network Support Agency (NSA) and addresses immigration and refugee issues. El Centro Hispano also serves as an NSA and strengthens health equity in Latinx communities while CityGate Dream Center, a Community Organization Health Equity grantee, works to create a sense of belonging among Latinx folks in their community.

At the Dream Center, located in Burlington, NC, staff serve about 78% of Latinx communities, distributing food boxes and meals to families needing food assistance. Maria Hernandez, Resource Coordinator at the Dream Center said, “NCCARE360 has helped the Dream Center extend its reach in the community. Our goal has always been to create a sense of belonging in the community. One of the ways we do that is by centering the experiences of the Latinx community. The Latinx community can benefit from NCCARE360 because even if they have not come into our center, it doesn’t mean they can’t access our resources. We have been able to share resources with many Latinx families when they were referred to our center.” NCCARE360 is happy to be working with organizations like CityGate Dream Center to connect our Latinx communities to needed services and resources.

While the nation appoints an entire month to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx heritage, we will continue to celebrate the stories, values, and impacts of our Latinx neighbors all year long and we commit to attentively and thoroughly work with our partners and communities to reduce health inequities for our Latinx neighbors across the state. We hope you will join us!

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations with a shared technology that assesses for and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE360 is the result of a strong public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI). The NCCARE360 implementation team includes United Way of NC, NC 211, Unite Us, and Expound Decision Systems.

Contact
For more information about NCCARE360, or any of its partner organizations, please send an email to connect@nccare360.org.

Network Support Agencies Help Advance Health Equity in NC

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In 2019, North Carolina revolutionized coordinated care by launching NCCARE360, the first statewide network that electronically connects providers and community organizations together through a shared technology, allowing them to collaborate in addressing the social needs of their shared clients. Efforts to implement the program across the state soon ramped up, as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the great number of North Carolinians who needed support in addressing social needs like housing, food, and transportation. By June 2020, NCCARE360 was active in all 100 counties in the state with almost 3,000 cases referred through the network. We were off to the races and excited about all of the connections being made in the platform that would result in better health outcomes in North Carolina.

With NCCARE360 fully implemented statewide, we work hard every day to continue growing the network. While it is robust and transformative, we know the technology is only as good as the network partners who are trained and empowered to use it to better serve their patients and clients. Our implementation partners regularly offer trainings and support, but almost as important as knowing how to use the technology is the capacity of organizations to respond to the referrals they receive. Organizations need plenty of people and resources to effectively answer the call and not being able to keep up with the demand is one of the most reported challenges among NCCARE360 users. Additionally, users wanted someone in their corner who could provide guidance and additional support when the going got tough.

To help organizations address these challenges, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and FHLI worked together to disburse funding from the CDC’s Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to local organizations dedicated to advancing health equity by tackling these social needs through their use of NCCARE360. This resulted in the NCCARE360 Community Organization and Network Support Agency Health Equity Grants.

These grants provided funding to community organizations to help increase their use of NCCARE360, to help them connect the people they serve to other community services, and to increase their own ability to respond to referrals. They also allowed FHLI to create a new role called Network Support Agencies (NSAs) for organizations to serve as local hubs and support clusters for community-based organizations currently on the NCCARE360 network, providing meaningful platform guidance and navigation. These grants work across healthcare and community organizations to create cross-sector partnerships to better address whole-person health.

NSAs are working diligently with organizations in their regions to increase their use of NCCARE360, recruit new organizations to join the network, and/or provide strategic planning and network navigation assistance to all platform users. They are also collaborating with large health systems in the region to assure there are resources available to patients who are discharged from hospitals. There are currently four NSAs working in the Triangle and Triad regions, preforming a plethora of activities to achieve grant goals such as providing direct NCCARE360 navigation which included instructions on sending and receiving referrals and workflow assistance, providing NCCARE360 overview information to various community organizations in multiple counties, performing outreach to various community organizations to encourage them to join NCCARE360, and creating monthly virtual town hall meetings to discuss NCCARE360.

By helping organizations boost their knowledge of NCCARE360 and increase their capacity to provide resources, NSAs are ensuring that more services are available to meet the social needs of our families and neighbors. At the end of the grant period, we aim to provide data demonstrating the impact of these funds in advancing health equity so that we may expand coverage to the western and eastern regions of the state where social needs are still prevalent. In the meantime, we will continue to grow the NCCARE360 network to better connect North Carolinians to the services they need to be healthy and well and to foster and strengthen sustainable partnerships between healthcare and community-based organizations to address overall health, not just healthcare.

To learn more about the health equity grants and recipients, visit our website at https://nccare360.org/community-funding/past-funding-opportunities/

Eight Community Organizations in Nine Triad Counties Selected to Receive Funding to Support the Growth of the State’s Social Needs Referral Platform

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NCCARE360 is the first statewide social needs referral platform in the country and has connected more than 95,000 North Carolinians to needed services since its creation in 2019

Cary, North Carolina –The Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI), in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), today announced the awarding of grants to eight community organizations serving nine Triad-area counties to support the growth of NCCARE360 and the capacity to address non-medical drivers of health. NCCARE360, the result of a strong public-private partnership between NCDHHS and FHLI, is the first statewide network that enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina.

The NCCARE360 Community Organizations Health Equity Grant will onboard community-based organizations onto or increase their use of NCCARE360. The goal is to help these organizations connect the people they serve to other community services and increase their own capacity to respond to referrals, as well as to create cross-sector partnerships to better address whole-person health.

“On any given day in North Carolina one in five children are considered food insecure,” said Darrell Deaton, NCCARE360 Vice President. “More than 1.2 million North Carolinians cannot find affordable housing. If we’re to strengthen the health of our state, we must find ways to connect our neighbors with the basic services of food, housing, transportation, and others. That is the purpose of NCCARE360. These grants, announced today, will help our communities accelerate their ability to leverage the platform to meet these critical needs of those they serve.”

Selected awardees deliver services in one or more of the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties. The grant period for the awards runs from June 2022 through May 2023.

Community Organization Grant Awardees
CityGate Dream Center The Life Center of Davidson County
Davidson Medical Ministries Senior Resources of Guildford
New Arrivals Institute The Arc of North Carolina
Orange County Health Department Veteran Bridge Home

The grant funding was made available to NCDHHS through the CDC’s largest investment to date to support communities affected by COVID-19-related health disparities. It is part of $2.25 billion provided through the federal Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. NCDHHS has made the funding available to FHLI to support community organizations dedicated to advancing health equity.

Since January 2019, NCCARE360 has grown its network to 2,862 organizations with 6,799 active programs. As of June 19, 2022, NCCARE360 had received more than 184,000 referrals and served more than 95,000 clients across the state.

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for, and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE 360 helps providers electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allows for feedback and follow up. This solution ensures accountability for services delivered, provides a “no wrong door” approach, closes the loop on every referral made, and reports outcomes of that connection. NCCARE360 is available in all 100 counties across North Carolina. NCCARE360 is the result of a strong public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI). The NCCARE360 implementation team includes United Way of NC, NC 2-1-1, Expound Decision Systems, and Unite Us.

About Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation
Launched in 1982 under the leadership of James D. Bernstein, the Foundation for Health Leadership (FHLI) develops innovative programs—and helps establish strong partnerships—that advance affordable, sustainable, quality health services that improve the overall health of communities in North Carolina and beyond.

Contact
For more information about NCCARE360, or any of its partner organizations, please send an email to connect@nccare360.org.

Fifteen Community-Based Organizations in 10 Triangle Counties Selected to Receive Funding to Support the Growth of the State’s Social Needs Referral Platform

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NCCARE360 is the first statewide social needs referral platform in the country and has connected more than 87,326 North Carolinians to needed services since its creation in 2019

Cary, North Carolina – The Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI) today announced the awarding of grants to 15 community organizations in 10 Triangle-area counties to support the growth and network health of NCCARE360. NCCARE360 is the first statewide network in the country that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for, and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina.

As part of the NCCARE360 Community Organization and Network Support Agency Health Equity Grants program, FHLI is awarding two separate grant awards. The first, the Community Organizations Health Equity Grant, will onboard community-based organizations onto or increase their use of NCCARE360. The goal is to help these organizations connect the people they serve to other community services and increase their own capacity to respond to referrals. The second, the Network Support Agency Health Equity Grant, will provide funding for organizations to serve as local hubs and support clusters of community-based organizations currently on the NCCARE360 network through meaningful technical assistance for use of the platform. Both grants will work across healthcare and community organizations to create cross-sector partnerships to better address whole-person health.

“On any given day in North Carolina one in five children are considered food insecure,” said Darrell Deaton, NCCARE360 Vice President. “More than 1.2 million North Carolinians cannot find affordable housing. If we’re to strengthen the health of our state, we must find ways to connect our neighbors with the basic services of food, housing, transportation, and others. That is the purpose of NCCARE360. These grants, announced today, will help our communities accelerate their ability to leverage the platform to meet these critical needs of those they serve.”

Selected awardees deliver services in Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Vance, and Wake counties. The grant period for the awards runs from March 2022 through May 2023.

Community Organization Grant Awardees
The Arc of North Carolina Lee County Health Department
B & D Integrated Health Services LGBT Center of Raleigh
End Hunger Durham Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness
Haven House Raleigh Immigrant Community
HAVEN in Lee County Raleigh Wake Partnership to End & Prevent Homelessness
InterACT Veteran Bridge Home

 

Network Support Agency Grant Awardees
Duke Health SDOH Network
El Centro Hispano
North Carolina Justice Center

“NCCARE360 is a critical tool to integrate medical and non-medical drivers of health,” said Erika Walsh, Director of Healthy Opportunities at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. “These grant opportunities will allow us to grow the NCCARE360 network to better connect North Carolinians to the services they need to be healthy and well, and foster and strengthen sustainable partnerships between healthcare and community-based organizations to address health, not just healthcare.”

The grant funding was made available to NCDHHS through the CDC’s largest investment to date to support communities affected by COVID-19-related health disparities. It is part of $2.25 billion provided through the federal Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Since January 2019, NCCARE360 has grown its network to 2,664 organizations with 5,666 active programs. By the end of February 2022, NCCARE360 had received more than 169,788 referrals and served more than 87,326 clients across the state.

 

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for, and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE 360 helps providers electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allows for feedback and follow up. This solution ensures accountability for services delivered, provides a “no wrong door” approach, closes the loop on every referral made, and reports outcomes of that connection. NCCARE360 is available in all 100 counties across North Carolina. NCCARE360 is the result of a strong public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI). The NCCARE360 implementation team includes United Way of NC, NC 2-1-1, Expound Decision Systems, and Unite Us.

About Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation
Launched in 1982 under the leadership of James D. Bernstein, the Foundation for Health Leadership (FHLI) develops innovative programs—and helps establish strong partnerships—that advance affordable, sustainable, quality health services that improve the overall health of communities in North Carolina and beyond.

Contact
For more information about NCCARE360, or any of its partner organizations, please send an email to connect@nccare360.org.

Darrell Deaton Joins FHLI and Will Oversee NCCARE360

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We are excited to announce the newest member of the NCCARE360 team, Darrell Deaton!

Darrell is joining us as the Vice President of NCCARE360 and has deep experience in the health space, particularly in North Carolina. He has extensive knowledge in establishing innovative joint ventures and business development initiatives with physician groups and health systems such as co-management agreements, clinical service joint ventures, and real estate ventures, and he has a career-long track record of leading teams to successful, quantifiable outcomes.

A North Carolina native from Winston-Salem, Darrell received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Psychology and his master’s degree in Health Administration both from Duke University. He began his career as a healthcare consultant focusing on strategic and facility planning before transitioning to the provider sector. Prior to joining FHLI, Darrell served for 25 years as the lead strategy executive for High Point Regional Health System and Vidant Health in North Carolina, Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas, and SSM Health in St. Louis, Missouri. Darrell is also a senior examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Meals on Wheels volunteer. 

As VP, Darrell will serve as the lead member of the NCCARE360 team and is responsible for driving the long-term goals and strategies for the program, including contracting and financial decisions related to the ongoing sustainability of the program, establishing evaluation criteria, launching and managing the NCCARE360 Community Advisory Board, and much more. 

Darrell started with FHLI and NCCARE360 on Monday, November 8, and said, “It is an honor and a privilege to join such a talented and devoted team at FHLI, where everyone is focused every day on improving the lives of all North Carolinians.” 

Darrell has a son, David, who lives in Winston-Salem and a daughter, Beth, who lives in Charlotte. Darrell currently lives in Greenville, NC, and plans to marry his fiancé, Sue Collier, in January. 

The NCCARE360 team is thrilled to have Darrell on board and look forward to continuing under his direction. We hope you will join us in welcoming Darrell to the NCCARE360 family. 

 

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE360 is the result of a strong public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI). The NCCARE360 implementation team includes United Way of NC, NC 2-1-1, Expound Decision Systems, and Unite Us.

Contact
For more information about NCCARE360, or any of its partner organizations, please send an email to connect@nccare360.org.

NCCARE360 and NCServes Have Joined Forces to Provide More Resources for Military Members and Their Families

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Each year, Veterans Day offers an opportunity for Americans to honor all military service members who have served our country. It’s a day to recognize and give thanks for their courage, determination, and loyal service to the United States. It is also a good time to evaluate the many unique health and social needs this population experiences once they have removed the uniform.

During their service, military members are often at risk for various injuries and environmental hazards, and some experience new and lingering medical and mental health crises  when they return to civilian life. Unfortunately, in our often-fragmented health care system, many veterans find it difficult to access the care and resources they need when they are no longer active duty.

Approximately 200,000 service members leave active duty each year and are more likely than those on active duty to report health issues such as diabetes, smoking, heavy alcohol use, mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other chronic illnesses. These behaviors and conditions place veterans at greater risk for chronic diseases that are best managed by interdisciplinary teams.

With the 4th largest population of active-duty military and a large veteran population, it is critical that North Carolina has a strong network of resources for its military community. NCCARE360 is proud to have joined forces with NCServes in July 2021. This union will improve the experiences of North Carolina’s military community by increasing the number of services and resource available to our active-duty service members, veterans, and their families, and thereby making it easier to connect to services for medical care, mental health care, and resources for non-medical drivers of health like housing, food, and transportation.

Launched in 2015, NCServes was the nation’s first statewide coordinated network of public, private, and non-profit organizations working together to connect military service members, veterans, and military families with providers and resources for which they are eligible. NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations with a shared technology that enables providers to electronically connect those with identified needs to community resources and allow for feedback and follow up.

With this joining of forces, all NCServes network partners will now have access to the broader NCCARE360 network of community resources and additional NCCARE360 features and data to help them better serve military families. As part of the statewide network, this creates additional entry points for veterans seeking services. The common goal of improving health outcomes by addressing these frequently unmet needs demonstrates the natural fit of this union.

Together, NCCARE360 and NCServes will continue to provide a collaborative tool to help North Carolinians navigate a service system and connect them to the community resources they need most. We believe this unification honors North Carolina’s active-duty military, veterans, and their families by ensuring they have access to the resource and support they need.

 

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE360 is the result of a strong public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI). The NCCARE360 implementation team includes United Way of NC, NC 2-1-1, Expound Decision Systems, and Unite Us.

Contact
For more information about NCCARE360, or any of its partner organizations, please send an email to connect@nccare360.org.

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are Utilizing NCCARE360

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When we think of health care, doctors and hospitals are likely the first thing to come to mind but health is affected by so much more than providers, clinics, or medication. Health is largely determined by our communities and all of the resources available—or unavailable—to us in these environments, as unmet non-medical social needs like food, housing, and transportation can cause negative health effects. For example, people who do not have access to grocery stores with healthy foods are less likely to have good nutrition, which raises their risk of health conditions like heart disease or diabetes. Positive health outcomes start in our communities. Who has the best knowledge of what communities need to achieve these positive outcomes than their own members? Fortunately, grassroot community health workers (CHWs) are leading the way.

CHWs are trained public health workers closing the gap between communities and health care systems. As trusted members of the communities they serve, CHWs provide critical services to those underserved and disproportionately impacted by public health threats, with one of the biggest threats right now being COVID-19. This trusting relationship allows CHWs to serve as a link between health and social services and the community in order to facilitate access to services and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. CHWs also “build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.” CHW activities include helping people complete applications to access health benefits, driving clients to medical appointments, or even providing health screenings. Now, NCCARE360 can support CHWs perform this important community health work.

NCCARE360 is the first statewide coordinated care network that helps providers electronically connect individuals with identified non-medical needs to community resources and allows for feedback and follow up. Now that NCDHHS has expanded the COVID-19 Community Health Worker program, bringing it statewide, CHWs are using NCCARE360 to make electronic referrals, communicate in real time, securely share client information, and track outcomes for our state’s most vulnerable populations.

This critical aid is happening all over North Carolina. At the beginning of August, Kinston, NC, achieved an above-average vaccination rate by making vaccine access a part of larger community-service efforts that utilized CHWs. NC COVID-19 vendors provided CHWs with tablets or laptops and mobile hotspots to leverage NCCARE360 and connect individuals and communities to traditional health care settings and organizations that address non-medical drivers of health.

CHWs are integral to connecting North Carolinians in underserved communities to medical and social supports. Since the CHW program started, more than 134,553 referrals have been made, connecting thousands of community members to needed services! The NCCARE360 implementation team is training and onboarding 350 additional CHWs to the NCCARE360 network this month so they can continue this critical work statewide.

If you have been impacted by COVID-19, or need help with vaccine support, please contact a CHW by reaching out to an organization in your county from this list.

 

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is the first statewide network that unites health care and human services organizations, assesses for and identifies unmet social needs, and enables a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NCCARE360 is the result of a strong public-private partnership between the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation (FHLI). The NCCARE360 implementation team includes United Way of NC, NC 2-1-1, Expound Decision Systems, and Unite Us.

Contact
For more information about NCCARE360, or any of its partner organizations, please send an email to connect@nccare360.org.

NC Medicaid Health Plans Join NCCARE360 to Improve Delivery of Coordinated Medical and Non-Medical Care

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the state’s five Medicaid prepaid health plans have joined NCCARE360 — the nation’s first statewide coordinated care network connecting individuals to local services and resources.

Health plans AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Inc., Carolina Complete Health Inc., Healthy Blue of North Carolina Inc., UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina Inc. and WellCare of North Carolina Inc. have joined the NCCARE360 network and will use the platform to coordinate whole-person care, promote health equity and address the social drivers that influence their members’ health.

“NCCARE360 is critical to the department’s goal of effectively delivering health, not just health care, by addressing the medical and non-medical drivers of health, including housing, food, transportation and interpersonal safety,” said Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary of NC Medicaid. “Medicaid health plans will use NCCARE360 to help address the unmet resource needs of their members and strengthen partnerships between health care providers and their communities.”

NCCARE360, part of the NCDHHS Healthy Opportunities initiative, will allow health plans to make electronic referrals, communicate in real time, securely share client information and track outcomes. Community members can search NCCARE360’s repository of more than 10,000 local services at nccare360.org/resources.

“We are excited to have the NC Medicaid health plans on the NCCARE360 network. The partnership will better connect North Carolina Medicaid members to the comprehensive community services they need while ultimately helping to build healthier and more equitable communities,” said Kelly Calabria, CEO and President of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation, which oversees and administers NCCARE360.

Since the development of NCCARE360’s statewide network, health and human service providers in all 100 North Carolina counties have made more than 130,000 electronic referrals to connect individuals and families to the resources they need to stay healthy and well.

“This is an important partnership specifically designed to improve the overall health outcomes of more than 1.6 million of the state’s Medicaid beneficiaries, making it a natural fit for each of the state’s five Medicaid managed care health plans,” said Peter Daniel, Executive Director of the N.C. Association of Health Plans. We are proud to be a part of this network.”

More information about the transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care can be found on the Medicaid website at medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/transformation