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NCCARE360 Announces 1,000th Referral

By October 15, 2019 October 17th, 2019 One Comment

October 15, 2019

RALEIGH — NCCARE360, the state’s first coordinated care network that knits together health care, human services and community-based organizations to deliver person-centered care, is proud to announce it has reached its 1,000th referral.

“A person’s needs are often interconnected, but our health care and social service systems have been fragmented and siloed,” said Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer of NCDHHS. “The NCCARE360 coordinated network allows our communities to be connected in a system of health that supports our vision that all North Carolinians have the opportunity for health.”

One of NCCARE360’s first referrals was in May 2019 when a resident was able to find employment assistance through the network. A local church in the Triangle region submitted an employment assistance referral through NCCARE360 and, within hours, the resident was contacted by an employment agency. Most recently for NCCARE360’s 1000th referral, a Piedmont resident was referred to social services case management by a local health department’s WIC Nutrition services. As a result of the referral, the resident received diapers, bedding, and other necessities for the resident’s home.

“We are so proud that NCCARE360 is succeeding in the mission we’re hoping to accomplish,” said Anne Thomas, President and CEO of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, “which is providing a system that allows North Carolinians to easily and efficiently access the community services they need, in real time, through one integrated network.”

Since April, NCCARE360 has enabled health care providers, local health departments, social services agencies, community providers, and community-based organizations to make 1,000 electronic referrals connecting people with the resources they need. In addition to health care services from doctors and other providers, network providers can use NCCARE360’s shared technology to assist with identified needs such as housing, employment, food, interpersonal safety, and transportation, among others. The system allows for a feedback loop on the outcome of assistance, ensures accountability for services delivered, and reports the outcomes of these person-to-person connections.

To date, the NCCARE360 referral network has launched in 21 counties, including Alamance, Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Chowan, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Guilford, Granville, Hertford, Johnston, Martin, New Hanover, Pender, Person, Pitt, Rockingham, Vance, Wake and Warren. NCCARE360 will be available in all 100 counties by the end of 2020.

About NCCARE360
NCCARE360 is a public-private partnership between NCDHHS and the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, in collaboration with implementation partners that include the United Way of North Carolina/NC 211, Expound Decision Systems, and Unite Us. To learn more or join the network, connect to NCCARE360 navigators through the NCCARE360 website at nccare360.org/ or call NC 211 at (888) 892-1162.

One Comment

  • Wandee Norwood says:

    Always a joy to know resources are more streamlined and come together and focus on each person individually knowing that their need of help is temporary and with a little helping hand will climb over this mtn. I reside in Siler City NC which is Chatham County and there is a huge need here especially for a one stop shop model place. I have a idea for a “Business Development Center ” where people can thrive weather it be employment , ride share, food resources , health care, education classes , printer , whatever they need the network is strong And life long. When people get back on their feet no problem there still a member of the center that can just come and help the next person get back on their feet and that’s the pyramid I wanna work with . I have passion for this type organization and thankful to know people keep on doing for people in their times of need or while they prosper. Hard work for all I know . Idea shared across the state and together we will win !

    If / when there’s an opportunity in Chatham county please keep me updated I would like to be considered for employment. 919-930-1431

    If there is another opportunity avail to apply in any county I would be interested so please advise
    wandee.norwood@gmail.com
    Thank you in advance ,

    Wandee Norwood

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