North Carolina Safety Net Providers
Making a Difference in Your Community
Community Health Centers are part of the Safety Net provider community which provides primary care to medically underserved people across North Carolina. Other Safety Net providers include:
- Local Health Departments
- Free and Charitable Care Clinics
- Rural Health Centers
- Community Health Centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers)
Safety Net providers are able to provide care to uninsured and underinsured North Carolinas due to support from a variety of sources. For Community Health Centers, those sources include federal funding, NC Community Health Grants (for those that qualify), private donations, local government support, and revenues from insured patients (Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance).
The Community Health Grants program dedicates $5.4 million in state funding for the following purposes:
- Increase access to preventive and primary care services for medically vulnerable patients.
- Establish primary care safety net services in counties where no such services exist,
- Create new services or augment existing primary care and preventive medical services,
- Increase capacity to serve patients with low incomes by enhancing or replacing facilities, equipment or technologies at safety net sites.
Learn more about the Community Health Grants program here.
Safety Net Advocacy Day: February 21, 2017
This year, on Tuesday, February 21st, Safety Net providers will come together in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials to:
a) Tell them more about their primary care Safety Net services, and
b) Ask for $7.5 million in additional Community Health Grants funding.
Please join us! Register HERE.
February 21, 2017 Agenda
7:30am, Breakfast with Legislators
Light breakfast with legislators; brief presentation from Safety Net providers. All advocates are invited to breakfast; make sure you’ve read your preparation materials and talking points prior to arrival.
8:30am, Safety Net Members’ Pre-Meeting Prep Discussion
Safety Net Members review of talking points & strategies for the day.
Check out our Visit Tips!
9:30am-afternoon, Visits with NC Representatives and Senators
Schedule visits with your NC Representatives and Senators. Need tips or a template? Click here.
- Your Community Health Center and the services you provide to community members.
- Request additional funding for Community Health Grants.
o Using talking points and strategies discussed in Feb 14 webinar.
o Visit tips also available here.
Between meetings, Gather with other Safety Net providers in 1100 Courtyard of Legislative Building
1:30pm: Lunch at the NC Medical Society (registration and lunch purchase required)
Wrap up and report back from the day.
Questions? Contact Leslie Wolcott, NCCHCA Communications Coordinator: 919-469-5701.