CaroNova is an incubator that connects key people and organizations with promising innovations to accelerate necessary change. Our purpose is to align leaders across the Carolinas in pursuit of a better and more equitable system of care.

We’re here to instill a new approach to health innovation.

One that moves ideas further, faster, and creates lasting systems change.

We work alongside payors, providers, subject matter experts, community members and patients to find the smartest, most efficient way to scale and sustain ideas, and bring the vision of better health for everyone into reality.

To learn more about CaroNova, please visit our website at

For more background, read The Duke Endowment article, “Beyond Programs: Funding Systems Change to Improve Care for All.”

CaroNova Program Areas 

CaroNova primarily works in two distinct areas: Sustained Focus Areas and Accelerator Programs, which look for new opportunities for impact across both states. We also support existing Affiliate Programs which serve as an important conduit for input and ideas from people and communities most impacted by the issues CaroNova is trying to address.

Sustained Focus Areas

  • Comprehensive Palliative Care for Serious Illness
  • Youth Mental Health

Accelerator Programs

  • Home Hospital Early Adopters
  • Opioid Stewardship

Affiliate Programs

  • AccessHealth of the Carolinas – AccessHealth of the Carolinas is comprised of 30 individual community-based networks of care across the North and South Carolina that provide access to coordinated primary and specialty healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents.


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North Carolina Healthcare Association

5440 Wade Park Blvd, Suite 410
Raleigh, NC 27607

Main: 919-677-2400
Fax: 919-677-4200
Mail to: PO Box 4449, Cary, NC 27519-4449

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