NC Center for Rural Health Innovation and Performance
Mission: To lead and organize the development of innovative, collaborative, community-focused health initiatives that improve the health status of North Carolina’s rural residents and communities.
Description: The NC Center for Rural Health was created by the North Carolina Hospital Association in 1996 as a rural health resource center, providing expert technical assistance and professional consultation. The Center is dedicated to developing and spreading nation-leading improvements in performance, leadership, quality and patient safety, operational management and community health for rural hospitals and rural health organizations throughout North Carolina.
Jeff Spade, FACHE
Vice President, NCHA
• Be a statewide resource for rural health organizations and communities.
• Advise rural health organizations, communities and leaders regarding community health improvement, collaboration and strategic planning.
• Promote leadership and collaboration among rural health organizations and communities in their common mission to achieve a healthy community.
• Perform as a catalyst, innovator and leader among public and private organizations that address rural health issues.
• Organize strategies to encourage the transformation and improvement of rural health toward results-oriented community health models.