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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation: Community-Centered Health

1-14-2015 (2)The Community-Centered Health initiative takes a deliberate approach to building the capacity of safety net providers of clinical care in North Carolina. This approach prepares clinics to engage effectively with partners in community prevention as they work to improve population health.

Area of Focus: North Carolina

Highlights:

  • ALBD collaborated with the Care Share Health Alliance, the Prevention Institute, and BCBSNCF staff as part of a team approach.
  • ALBD advised the team on program design.
  • ALBD helped select candidate communities for further training and technical assistance.
  • ALBD served as faculty and a facilitator for a statewide training workshop for 12 county-based partnerships.

1-14-2015Funding Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

Engagement: 2014-2015

Services Provided:

  • Grant program design
  • Convening and training
  • Tool and resource development

“With Community Centered Health, we knew we needed expertise. Honestly, I can’t imagine going to anyone else nationally or in North Carolina for that work…for expertise in partnership work, in prevention, in policy, systems, and environmental change. To me there was no other choice.”

Jennifer MacDougall, Healthy Active Communities Senior Program Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation