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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.

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