Clinical Initiatives

In 2018, NCHA restructured the North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) with a new Board of Directors and enhanced relationships with essential partners to focus on supporting health improvement work. In this transition the Rural Center and North Carolina Quality Center were folded under the NCHC umbrella.  In early November, The Duke Endowment’s Board of Trustees awarded a $4 million two-year grant to the NC Healthcare Foundation to launch a new Carolinas Health Innovation Institute. The Institute’s core purpose will be to identify, enhance and accelerate the statewide adaptation of innovative clinical models that increase access, influence equitable care delivery and improve clinical outcomes.

The Foundation is working to improve care for North Carolinians through collaborative clinical initiatives and innovative models. We are committed to improving outcomes for patients by:

  • Promoting a fair and just patient safety culture.
  • Optimizing teamwork and communication among healthcare professionals by fostering a culture of accountability.
  • Ensuring evidence-based care processes through reliable system design.
  • Gaining knowledge through organizational learning.

Here are our current clinical initiatives:

NC Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) Training and Certification Program

The CHEST T3 program is designed to train and equip environmental service (EVS) managers and directors to deliver standardized, high-quality, evidence-based education and training to frontline EVS providers to help them achieve AHE’s CHEST certification 

Just Culture Materials

NCHA has a licensing agreement with Outcome Engenuity, LLC to offer Just Culture Materials at a discounted rate to all North Carolina hospitals and healthcare facilities. For more information on the NC Just Culture Materials contact Erika Sands at (919) 677-4211.

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NC Mobile Medication Program

The NC Mobile Medication Program partnered with people at [glossary_exclude]risk[/glossary_exclude] of psychiatric hospitalizations to enhance their medication adherence skills.

Critical Access Hospital Collaborative

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Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program

NCHA supports the implementation of small, rural hospital improvement projects for 33 small, rural hospitals through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP).

Equity of Care

North Carolina hospitals and health systems are committed to eliminating health disparities so that everyone has access to the care they need to achieve their highest potential for health.

Patient Safety Organization

The NCHA Patient Safety Organization provides a secure environment for healthcare providers in NC and other states to voluntarily report, discuss and learn from patient safety events.

Model Opioid Practices

NCHA is working with our partners to improve care pathways and to identify and disseminate model opioid practices for providers.

Mentorship Program

NCHA is launching a year-long mentorship program to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to inspire and equip high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities to the next level in their career development.

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