Health Services

Finding affordable healthcare (physical, mental and substance abuse services) for vulnerable populations is a priority for agencies and non-profit service providers. If someone has a health issue, it impacts all other aspects of their life.

GOALS: To educate the community about trending healthcare risks and come up with creative solutions to getting affordable healthcare to those most in need.

OPPORTUNITIES: 

To help fill the significant gaps in this area, CPN can:

  • Recruit volunteers, especially multi-lingual, to take healthcare messages into faith organizations and schools.
  • Recruit and connect volunteer healthcare professionals willing to provide services pro-bono or at a sliding scale to clients that cannot afford the high cost of uninsured healthcare. We can connect professionals with service providers who can make this a fulfilling experience.
  • Collect and package healthcare supplies and necessities for homeless, shelters, and emergency care providers.

Project Priorities – 5/23/2019

  • Spread the word about NCCARES360
  • Better understand the existing services offered in the community

Project Priorities – 3/28/2019

  • Healthcare is too broad a focus area to adequately cover the needs. As the Health Services Roundtable is populated with participating organizations, the Roundtable will be sub-divided into three categories:
    • Primary and Dental Care
    • Mental Health
    • Addiction.
  • Build a continuum of connected services from poverty to thriving.
  • Develop a checklist of what families need to be successful, with associated resources, and a way to determine availability in real time (beds, food, # youth that can register).
  • Connect providers through shared meetings.
  • Develop funding resources.
  • Understand the process for getting housing in crisis situations.
  • Establish a central location to meet clients.

Participating Organizations

  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Alliance Medical Ministry
  • Neighbor Health Center
  • WakeMed
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