Our Mission
Medically Underserved Have Access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare.

CEO Update
Randy Jordan, CEO
FYNN (Finding Your New Normal)
Shortly after we arrived in North Carolina and before I joined the work of NCAFCC’s free and charitable clinics and pharmacies, my wife received a serious diagnosis. A regimen of treatment followed and I’m happy to report that she is in good health today. That period of our lives was scary and difficult. Thankfully, the medical community offered our family access to enriching aftercare that included the Finding Your New Normal (FYNN) program. Although my wife was the sick one, the wisdom of the aftercare program provided services for spouses too. As a result, I was able to join my wife in some helpful peer-to-peer groups and we participated in cooking and yoga classes provided in association with FYNN. As we found our new normal, we realized that the challenge of illness had also afforded us a chance to gain some new abilities and understand ourselves better. FYNN was a blessing hidden within a difficult situation and we found that we had become better in some ways for the experience.
 
In some similar ways, our community of free and charitable clinics and pharmacies is beginning to emerge from the great challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and I suspect many are entering their own version of the FYNN program. The seriousness of COVID-19 is still present, but some of the scariness has begun to subside. For the vaccinated, we are able to visit families after a long absence and are beginning to explore our communities again. As Members of NCAFCC, COVID-19 provided overnight the unique opportunity of gaining the capabilities of telehealth. We’ve also reaffirmed our purpose by discovering the extent to which many of our patients and their families are experiencing health disparities through the health inequities within our state. My guess is that many of us will find that we are not quite the same as we were before and will be seeking a new normal. I hope that your after-pandemic experience will find those hidden blessings just as my wife and I did in the FYNN aftercare program. May we all be the better for it.
Quality & Clinical Support Update
Cindy Jones, Director of Quality & Clinical Support
2020 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Survey
The NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Survey serves as a vital tool in telling the free and charitable clinic story. Thanks goes to the 65 Member organizations that participated in completing the survey.
 
NCAFCC Accreditation
Congratulations to Crisis Control Ministry for re-establishing their accreditation status on April 13, 2021. View the NCAFCC Accreditation Program.
 
Addressing the Impact of Health Disparity and Consequences of the Covid-19 Pandemic - Funding Opportunity for NCAFCC Members
On April 1, NCAFCC announced a funding opportunity to encourage and support their Members in addressing the impact of health disparity and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement included:
  • Overview
  • Purpose
  • Eligibility
  • Award – up to $50,000
  • Timelines – Due by June 1, 2020
  • Objectives, and
  • The Funding Opportunity Application (FOA) - click here for FOA

Health disparity and equity resource material was also provided with the announcement.

All FOAs are to be emailed to me by June 1, 2021. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you did not receive the announcement. 

Application Documents

Save the Date
NCAFCC Annual Meeting
September, 8, 2021
Virtual Meeting
Featuring

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

and

G. 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

More speakers to be announced.

Watch for more information!
Clinic Videos



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News of Interest
Building Climate Resilient Community Health Clinics
We're excited to announce that Community Care Clinic of Dare and the Association have been selected to participate in a multi-year pilot project to address climate risks to operations and human health and improving patient care. Biogen is providing financial support for this initiative. Working with Americares and Harvard Chan C-CHANGE a Climate Resilient Clinics Toolkit for clinics will include:
  • Clinician screening checklists for assessing patient vulnerability to climate change;
  • Disease management plans for patients and providers to prepare for heatwaves and other extreme events; and
  • Decision trees for clinic management during extreme weather.

Additional steps will include providing educational resources and scaling the project across the country and eventually internationally. Up to 150 clinics are expected to benefit from the project over the next three years.

Read the entire press release here.

Welcome to our Newest Member
Surry Medical Ministries

Welcome to the New Executive Director of Care Ring
Tchernavia Montgomery

North Carolina Health News

Eligibility and Qualification for the Extra Credit Grant Program
Did some of your patients miss out on $335 for NC families with children?

What is the extra credit grant?
The extra credit grant is a $335 payment to people from the State of North Carolina. If you qualify, you will receive a $335 payment.

The payment is to help families with qualifying children in North Carolina by providing economic support to assist with virtual schooling and child-care costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible families who did not receive the $335 check have another chance to apply through May 31, 2021.

Where can someone submit the Extra Credit Grant Program application? 
You can apply for the grant online or print the form and mail it in.


GOTV Campaign
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is working to help everyone 16 and older get safely vaccinated against COVID-19 by summer.  
 
The NCDHHS will soon launch a summer get-out-the-vaccine (GOTV) campaign. The Bringing Summer Back initiative is a fun, flexible and community-centered approach that creates a space for every organization and individual to roll up their sleeves and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. The campaign will run during two weeks in May (May 9-15 and May 16-21) and two weeks in June (June 6-12 and June 20-26).  
 
See how to get involved by clicking here.

Job Openings

Ada Jenkins Center – Dental Program Director
A brand new opportunity is underway, working with the Ada Jenkins Center, Matthews Free Medical Clinic and Lake Norman Community Health Clinic a three way partnership has come together to revive the Mobile Dental Bus.

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Dental Collaborative, the Program Director is responsible for the operational functions of the clinic to include: scheduling volunteers to assistance during clinics, building rapport with dental schools to obtain potential graduating dentists to serve 1-2 years as well as building a relationship with local dental hygienist schools for volunteer support, sterilization of tools and infection controls, operating x-ray equipment, ordering supplies, entering/utilizing data in Eagle Soft database, invoicing for regional clinics, ensuring OSHAA and HIPPA compliance, and supporting volunteer coordination.

Salary: $45,000 - $50,000

Link to the full description and how to apply: https://cfscsharedservices.isolvedhire.com/jobs/267923.html

Scotland Community Health Clinic – Executive Director
Scotland Community Health Clinic is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the medical clinic, supervision of paid staff and volunteers, fiscal accountability, and fund raising. Position reports to the Board of Trustees. Candidate should have BA/BS/Associates degree, minimum two years work experience in supervisory, administrative, medical or leadership capacity. Medical background, community development, grant writing and non-profit fundraising experience preferred. Position will initially be part-time with opportunity to become full time. Please send a cover letter and resume with references to PO Box 2050, Laurinburg, NC 28353 on or before June 30, 2021.
Updated Logo Reflects All Members
We have redesigned our logo to show the public that the association is made up of a diverse group of clinics and services provided by clinics are just as diverse. Both the Member and the Accredited Member logos can be found in the Members Only section on our website. Please download the appropriate logo and display it prominently on your website.
Upcoming Meetings and Deadlines
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June

September

05xxRegion 7 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

12xxRegion 5 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

18xxRegion 2 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

19xxRegion 3 Meeting / 10 - 12:00 noon

24xxRegion 4 Meeting / 1 - 2:30 p.m.

27xxRegion 6 Meeting / 1 - 2:30 p.m.

01xxHealth Disparities FOA due to NCAFCC

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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