Advocating for a Healthier North Carolina

The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) unites hospitals, health systems and care providers for healthier communities. Together with the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation and NCHA Strategic Partners, we are convening, innovating and finding solutions to support high-quality healthcare that is equitable and accessible for all.

State Priorities

  • Behavioral Health Reform
  • Healthcare Access and Stabilization Program
  • Workforce

Federal Priorities

  • Affordability
  • Site Neutral Policies
  • 340 B Drug Pricing Program

What’s New

Join the NCHF Maternal Health Action Network

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation is convening a Maternal Health Action Network to improve maternal health through shared learning and implementation of evidence-based performance improvement strategies. From support in compliance to workforce development, join us on this journey to create a healthier North Carolina.

Learn More and Register Here

Register Now for NCHA's 2024 Summer Meeting

Registration is open for NCHA’s 2024 Summer Meeting, “Towards Tomorrow Together,” July 17-19 at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Come join us in Asheville as we chart a path towards a new tomorrow in healthcare, with Medicaid expansion a reality, elections bringing new leadership to our state and nation, and new opportunities to capture and demonstrate value. Learn about what the future holds, and meet in fellowship with CEOs and leaders from across the state.

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Join the NCHF Health Equity Learning Community

Join us for the launch of a 12-month learning community collaborative, bringing together NCHA member hospitals to integrate health equity into performance improvement activities. This project is designed for facility level participation.

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Podcast: Conversations on the State of Healthcare

NCHA has a new podcast with Curtis Media called, “Conversations on the State of Healthcare.” Listen to a recent two-part episode featuring Brian Floyd, Chief Operating Officer of ECU Health, talking about Medicaid expansion and encouraging uninsured listeners to apply.

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It Takes a Hospital: Bridging Barriers to Care

NCHealthcare.org features stories highlighting how North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems are tackling challenges big and small to make healthcare work better for everyone. Read the latest story on how Novant Health’s community health workers travel around communities to check in with patients, advocating for their needs on their journey to healing.

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NCHF Announces 2024 Mentorship Class

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) recently announced the 2024 class of the Diverse Healthcare Leaders Mentorship Program. The competitive program is designed to help cultivate a diverse pipeline of leaders for the healthcare field and pairs 26 healthcare professionals from underrepresented communities with 21 executive leaders from health systems and hospitals who serve as mentors.

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Creating Healthier Communities

North Carolina’s hospitals and health systems do tremendous work every day to provide advanced, equitable and compassionate care that improves the health of individuals and communities. Our annual Impact Report, Creating Healthier Communities, describes how North Carolina hospitals and health systems uplift families and communities by advancing access and innovation, creating a strong and resilient workforce, and prioritizing community needs.

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Foundation Video Highlight: CHEST training program

Watch this video featuring Juanita Ellerbee, Housekeeping Supervisor II at Cherry Hospital, who completed the CHEST training program. As a certified environmental services (EVS) technician and trainer, she now trains her EVS staff on standards and practices that improve patient experience and outcomes.

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Business Partner Video Spotlight:

Watch this video spotlighting NCHA Strategic Partner FemBridge, whose mission is to bridge the gap in maternal health and empower underserved communities with comprehensive, compassionate, and inclusive care.

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NCHA 2023 Annual Report

NCHA is pleased to share our 2023 Annual Report summarizing what we accomplished this year with your support and collaboration.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: Effective Contract Management

Webinar: Workplace Violence – CMS and JC Standards

2024 NCHA Summer Meeting

Webinar: 2024 EMTALA Update Part 1

Partner Spotlight

NC MedAssist

NC MedAssist is a non-profit pharmacy that provides free prescription medicines to low-income, uninsured North Carolinians. MedAssist partners with free clinics, health departments and hospitals and serves clients directly by providing mail order service to their homes.