North Carolina Healthcare Foundation

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation (NCHF) brings professionals and organizations together to create healthier communities in North Carolina and beyond. As a convener of change for a healthier North Carolina we:

We envision and strive to work for a North Carolina where high-quality healthcare is equitable and accessible for all. Learn more about our programs below.

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation is the charitable non-profit, innovative and programmatic arm of the North Carolina Healthcare Association.


To foster and accelerate the collective impact of hospitals, health systems, and community partners to improve the health of North Carolinians.

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About CaroNova

CaroNova is a strategic initiative of NCHF, in partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association and The Duke Endowment, to advance systems...

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AccessHealth NC

Community-based networks of care across the state providing access to coordinated primary and specialty healthcare services for the low-income, uninsured.

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Equity Learning Community

Now is your chance to help transform North Carolina into a state where high-quality healthcare is ...

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Equity of Care Delivery

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

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Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas

Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas is a community-based approach to addressing chronic health issues, such as unhealthy weight, diabetes and heart disease.

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Maternal Health Action Network

The North Carolina Healthcare Foundation is convening a Maternal Health Action Network (MHAN) to encourage shared ...

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Model Opioid Practices

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

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Opioid Stewardship Accelerator

CaroNova’s Opioid Stewardship Accelerator aims to advance alternatives to opioids, accelerate adoption of best practices, and ...

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Rural Workforce Development Grant

Grant Overview The North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA) is committed to addressing the acute workforce issues ...

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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...

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Social Impact Program

NCHF is facilitating hospital-community partnerships to improve health outcomes through community-led, systems-level solutions and sustainable collaborative investments.

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Youth Mental Health

CaroNova’s Youth Mental Health focus area is premised on the belief that all children have mental ...