Archive for the COVID19 Category

Joint Statement Urging North Carolinians to Get Influenza Vaccinations to Protect Themselves when Flu Season Arrives as the COVID-19 Pandemic Remains a Public Health Threat

The following joint statement is endorsed by these organizations: AARP North Carolina, Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, Mutual Drug/CPESN, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Alliance of Public Health Agencies, North

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‘Made in NC’ Initiative Unites Public and Private Sector to Deliver Vital COVID-19 PPE to Health Care Workers Statewide

New collaboration will produce nearly 2 million N95 respirators per year to address the urgent need for affordable access to essential PPE in communities that need them most DURHAM, N.C. – Organizations from both the public and private sector have teamed up to

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OP-ED: Seizing the Opportunity to Build More Equitable Systems of Care

By Julia Wacker Senior Vice President, North Carolina Healthcare Foundation    The Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina has been an anchor in its community, providing afterschool enrichment for children, for decades. Then COVID struck, schools closed, and the world

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Fill the Gap Grants Inject Over $1.5 Million Into NC Underserved and Rural Communities

Funding represents second round of NC Healthcare Foundation’s support of local COVID-19 Initiatives  CARY, NC – July 21, 2020 – From helping economically distressed families live healthier in New Bern, to assisting victims of domestic violence in Durham, to supporting tele-health in Crossnore,

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Digital PPE Partnership Saves Time, Money for North Carolina Hospitals in COVID-19 Response

As diagnosed COVID-19 cases rise, health care providers continue to face high demand and low supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gowns, and gloves. The supply chain has been challenging and inefficient, especially for smaller and rural hospitals and post-acute care

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NCHA, NC Chamber, NC Medical Society Call for Unity in Practicing Health Habits to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

A Strong Economy Hinges on all North Carolinians Consistently Following Simple Health Recommendations RALEIGH, NC – The NC Chamber (NC Chamber), the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) and North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) are today calling on all North Carolinians to be united

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NC Healthcare Foundation Announces COVID-19 “Fill the Gap” Grants

Funds Will Assist Underserved Populations and Rural Communities Across the State  CARY, NC – Nearly $2 million in grants will be distributed to 19 organizations statewide through the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation’s COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund. The grants, totaling $1.6 million,

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North Carolinians can buy meals to feed healthcare workers on frontlines of COVID-19

“Feed the Soul” effort also supports local restaurants      CARY, NC – Through a program called “Feed the Soul,” hospital workers across North Carolina are receiving deliveries of nutritious meals as they respond to growing needs to treat COVID-19 patients. The program also

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NCHA Statement on Gov. Cooper’s Budget for Coronavirus Relief

Hospitals’ financial recovery from COVID-19 should be a priority CARY, NC – The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) issued the following statement about the coronavirus relief budget priorities proposed by Governor Roy Cooper on Friday: “We are extremely concerned that nowhere in the

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NC MEDICAL SOCIETY, NC HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION JOINT STATEMENT ON RESUMING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY DURING COVID-19

A joint task force of the North Carolina Medical Society and the North Carolina Healthcare Association have issued the statement below regarding resumption of economic activity during the current pandemic. The task force members emphasize the need, above all, to protect public health

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