Supporting Communities

Answering the call for care in rural communities

For North Carolinians living in rural areas of the state, access to health care is a serious problem—one that we’re actively addressing with long-term investments and partnerships with local leaders that allow us to be responsive to unique needs. Hear how we supported Jimmy Crayton, Chief of Police in Duplin County, as he went beyond the call of duty to provide care in his hometown.

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Community Partnerships

The opioid epidemic isn’t over—here’s how we’re continuing to address it

We’re building solutions to address the opioid epidemic by educating and working with our members, community organizations, and lawmakers to help all North Carolinians with this issue.

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Customer Service Advocates

Nurse navigator saves lives

Personal tragedy prompted Cheryl Propst to commit herself to serving others. As a Blue Cross NC case manager, she’s providing a lifeline to people in crisis.

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Strengthen NC

Care for NC’s migrant farmworkers is care for NC

There’s strength in partnering with organizations helping migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Western NC connect to bilingual, affordable, and accessible health care.

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Drivers of Health

Treating trauma to help rural communities thrive

Unresolved childhood trauma can impact everything from mental health to education to career opportunities. We are partnering with organizations in rural communities that teach people how to break the cycle of trauma.

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Health Care Provider Support

Helping independent primary care providers grow their practices

Through new investments, we are helping independent providers focus on delivering quality care, positively impacting their patients’ health—and the health of their practices.

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Mental Health

Making it easier for children to get mental health care 

The effects of the pandemic and shortage of mental health care providers are taking a toll on our most vulnerable. We’re connecting children with mental health issues to the care they need.

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Customer Service Advocates

Helping Patients to Seek Out Recovery Programs

Treatment options for substance use disorders should be easy to find and access. We’re equipping our members with the tools they need to make informed choices and find quality care.

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Telepsychiatry for Students at ECSU

Students across North Carolina face significant pressure each and every day. We’ve funded a new partnership between ECU and ECSU to assure that students in Elizabeth City are getting the mental health services they need to thrive.

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