Our Mission
Medically Underserved Have Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare.
CEO Update
Randy Jordan, CEO
Have You Considered . . .
 
I don’t know how apparent it has been from the field, but NCAFCC has been a very active state association throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The willingness of our Members to serve their communities has been demonstrated again and again through creative methods for staying open like telehealth, and by participating in the state’s health emergency through COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and treatment. Your compassion and energy for helping others has caught the attention of our state’s policymakers and we continue to receive unparalleled support. The appropriation by NC’s General Assembly of millions of dollars for NCAFCC and its Member clinics is probably the most tangible example, but we’ve taken lots of incremental steps throughout the past 15 months to strengthen and support the cause of NC’s free and charitable clinics and pharmacies.
 
The diligence by each of you in caring for North Carolina’s uninsured and underserved has been essential in building NCAFCC’s growing reputation in our state. Our Board of Directors also plays a prominent role in guiding NCAFCC’s statewide efforts. The Board’s composition emphasizes the involvement of clinic leaders like you and we’ve found that each Director makes a unique contribution to our success. It looks like we will have a number of Board seats to be filled at this years Annual Meeting on September 8 and the Board’s nominating committee will soon be accepting nominations. So, have you considered serving on NCAFCC’s Board of Directors? If so, please be on the lookout for the upcoming call for Board nominations. I think you will find Board service to be a rewarding and enriching experience.  
Save the Date
NCAFCC Annual Meeting
September, 8, 2021
Virtual Meeting
1 - 4:00 pm

SPEAKERS

Kimberly Alexander, MPH
Principal and Co-Founder
Alexander Group

Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN
Professor-School of Nursing
Asst. Dean for Relational Excellence
Former Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion/CDO
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ronny Bell, PhD, MS
Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity
Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center

Shelisa Howard-Martinez, MPA EHRD
Health Equity Technical Assistance Coordinator
Chronic Disease and Injury Section
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

More information coming soon.

Quality & Clinical Support Update
Cindy Jones, Director of Quality & Clinical Support
2020 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Report
The 2020 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Report can be reviewed here and on the NCAFCC website. Comparative NC Community Health Center outcomes are pending at this time. Once this data is published later this summer, the Annual Outcomes Report will be updated.
 
NCAFCC Accreditation
Congratulations to Senior PharmAssist for re-establishing their accreditation status on June 23, 2021.

 
OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Healthcare Settings
On June 21 OSHA published the COVID-19 ETS for workers in healthcare settings. Please review the standard and resources below to determine how this may be applicable to your organization. 

What's Going On?
As we dive deeper and deeper into creating awareness of clinics and the NCAFCC, it will be helpful for us to know how the media is featuring your clinics, volunteers, milestones, etc. You can assist us by 1) sending any articles or other ways you're receiving media coverage to Mark and 2) adding Mark (mark@ncafcc.org) to your newsletter distribution lists. Help us help you.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Leading with Intent: Reviewing the State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Nonprofit Boards

Boards may be getting slightly more diverse, but they are far from representing the communities they serve.
While the study does not have a steady sample and therefore comparisons to past surveys are challenging, it is encouraging that the boards surveyed in 2019 included a higher percentage of people of color than in the previous study (22% versus 16% in 2017). That said, only 38 percent of executives felt that their boards represented the communities they serve, and 66 percent of executives expressed dissatisfaction with their boards’ racial and ethnic diversity. It is also noteworthy that only 29% of board chairs felt that their boards represented the communities they serve, and 45% of board chairs expressed dissatisfaction with the boards’ racial and ethnic diversity.

Board recruitment practices are not aligned with diversity goals.
Demographic diversity is a high priority in recruitment for only a quarter of boards (26%); thirty percent of boards reported that it is “low” or “not a priority.” This would seem to indicate that – without greater emphasis and focus – boards are unlikely to become significantly more diverse. This is further affirmed by the finding that – even within the subset of chief executives that report that racial and ethnic diversity is important to their board’s external leadership and that they are dissatisfied with their board’s current racial and ethnic diversity – only half have aligned their board recruitment practices with their diversity goals.

Boards that include people of color are more likely to have adopted diversity, equity, and inclusion practices than boards that do not include people of color.
High percentages of executives and board chairs agree that their boards have (to “some or a great extent”) engaged in the introductory aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion work, including committing to understanding the diversity of the communities their organizations serve and discussing community needs in a way that acknowledges any disparities between different demographic groups among the people it serves. However, both executives and board chairs report significantly lower levels of engagement in areas that go beyond the initial phases of understanding and apply more directly to the organization’s mission, work, and communities they serve, such as:
  • Committing to raising its awareness and understanding of the relevance of racial inequity to the organization’s mission;
  • Discussing the organization’s programmatic outcomes in a way that would surface meaningful variances based on demographics; and
  • Committing to addressing any gaps in organizational outcomes based on demographic categories.

Click here to read the entire Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion findings.


Leading with Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices (Washington, D.C.: BoardSource, 2021). The full report is available for download at: https://leadingwithintent.org/
News of Interest
Open Door Clinic of Alamance County
Congratulations to Lorrie Carter who was recently named Executive Director of the clinic.

Look up North Carolina data for rates of uninsured, COVID-19, diabetes, COPD, and poverty.

Upcoming Meetings and Deadlines
July


















September

07xxRegion 7 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

14xxNCAFCC Board Meeting

15xxRegion Representatives' Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

19xxRegion 1 Meeting / 1 - 2:30 pm

20xxRegion 2 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

21xxRegion 3 Meeting / 10 - 11 am

22xxRegion 6 Meeting / 1 - 2 pm

xxxxRegion 4 - No meeting in July

xxx Region 5 - No meeting in July

08xxNCAFCC Annual Meeting
Staff Members
Chief Executive Officer
ext. 104

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

COVID-19 Grant Manager
ext. 105
www.ncafcc.org
336-251-1111
Board of Directors
Board Chair
Tony Price
Moore Free and Charitable Clinic

Vice Chair
Tracy Salisbury*
Open Door Clinic of Alamance County

Secretary
Krista Woolly, MS
Community Care Clinic of Rowan

Treasurer
John Price, MPA
ORH - Retired

April Cook, MBA, Past Chair, NCAFCC
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
ECHO

*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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