Community Health Grant FY 2022 RFA - NOW AVAILABLE
DEADLINE: February 15, 2021
CEO Update
Randy Jordan, CEO
A New Year’s Blessing - COVID-19 Vaccine

As we enter the new year, the good news of the quality and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is spreading far and wide. From my vantage point as a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, I’m proud of the thoughtful way that our state leaders are approaching the vaccine distribution. NCAFCC’s free and charitable clinics are an active part of the distribution plan and it seems like we will be fully engaged now that a version of the vaccine is available that has less stringent refrigeration requirements. My contacts at the NC Division of Public Health are thrilled that 14 of our Member clinics have stepped forward to enroll as either vaccine providers or redistributors and they are hoping as many clinics as possible will join in.

I count the COVID-19 vaccine as a blessing and the opportunity for free and charitable clinics to get involved as a double-blessing. However, we are already learning that “putting shots in arms” will be accompanied with additional administrative and reporting responsibilities. To help you sort through these challenges, I’ve asked Cindy Jones on our staff to serve as NCAFCC’s point of contact on all things related to the COVID-19 vaccine. As you may know, Cindy was a respiratory therapist prior to working for NCAFCC and we are fortunate to have someone on our team who has such intuitive knowledge about COVID-19 and the related regulatory process. Although dispensing the vaccine may not be appropriate for every clinic, for those who can, we want your experience to be a great success. Thank you for giving NCAFCC one more reason to celebrate a Happy New Year!   
A Message from the New NCAFCC Board Chair
Tony Price, CEO, Moore Free and Charitable Clinic
It’s a New Year – 2021

2021 could not get here soon enough! As we have all witnessed – it’s been a mighty challenging year. For most people, the new year can mark an opportunity to set New Year’s resolutions or a chance for a fresh start. Along with setting new objectives for your clinic, yourself, or just re-evaluating life in general, you might be wondering what to do for offering new year wishes to your team members, your family and friends, and your patients. I challenge you to do as I have and offer to others what one of my favorite poems suggests: 

I will light candles this Christmas, Candles of joy despite all the sadness, Candles of hope where despair keeps watch, Candles of courage for fears ever present, Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days, Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens, Candles of love to inspire all my living, Candles that will burn all year long.

~ Howard Thurman

May the new year bring you peace, joy and happiness, and I look forward to serving you as board chair in 2021.

Quality & Clinical Support Update
Cindy Jones, Director of Quality & Clinical Support
2020 Annual Outcomes Survey
A link to the 2020 Annual Outcomes Survey (web-based version) will be made available to the membership by February 1, 2021, completion is due by February 28, 2021. The web-based survey will be accessed through Alchemer Survey Software, formerly SurveyGizmo. The 2021 outcomes grants will be based on the completion of the 2020 Annual Outcomes Survey.

NCAFCC Accreditation
Congratulations goes to John P Murray Community Care Clinic in Albemarle. They were granted NCAFCC Re-Accreditation status on December 8, 2020.

NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccination
Please be sure to review the resources being placed in the newsletter this month for
“Informing your patients about the COVID-19 Vaccine.”
Articles, Resources & News of Interest
Maren Downing, 2021 Executive Director 
Campbell University Community Care Clinic
We have a new website with a better way for people to find a clinic along with many other changes and enhancements.

Download copies of the 2019 Annual Outcomes Survey to share with your staff, donors and volunteers.
Member and Accredited Member logos available on the Members Only section of our website. Download and use on your website, letterhead and other clinic produced materials.
Upcoming Programs and Deadlines




Region 3 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon
Region 5 Meeting / 1 - 3 p.m.

2021 NCAFCC Dues Deadline - Click here for worksheet

Community Health Grant Deadline

2020 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Survey Due
Staff Members
ext. 104

Deputy Director
ext. 101
Director of Quality & Clinical Support
ext. 103

COVID-19 Grant Manager
ext. 105
Board of Directors
Board Chair
Tony Price
Moore Free and Charitable Clinic

Vice Chair
Tracy Salisbury*
Open Door Clinic of Alamance County

Krista Woolly, MS
Community Care Clinic of Rowan

John Price, MPA
ORH - Retired

April Cook, MBA
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic

Sherri Fisher
The Good Samaritan Clinic of Morganton
Andy Kurtzman, MHCA
Scotland Community Health Clinic

Sissy Lee-Elmore, MBA, MPA
WATCH Healthcare Program
Past Chair

Janet Jarrett
Albemarle Hospital Foundation Community Care Clinic

Michael Lischke, EdD, MPH
Northwest AHEC
WFU School of Medicine

John Mills, CPC

*Tracy passed away on December 5, 2020. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and were impacted by her tremendous spirit, kindness, and love of life.
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