Labor Day serves a much more important purpose than just providing us with a day off for picnics and barbecues; it marks a time to stop and recognize the achievements and contributions of American workers. 

This year more than ever, CareReach is grateful for the hard work and commitment of our program staff and community partners, as well as for our grantors who generously support this work.
 
This edition of the CareReach newsletter features news about the way our programs and services are impacting individuals and communities throughout Western North Carolina.
 
Today our partners and program staff continue to serve our mountain communities by making clinical and community services easier to access and by helping individuals reach their health goals. Through their work, we’re seeing our objective fulfilled: Communities working together for the health of all.
 
We are excited to share news of the latest additions to CareReach programs and services: from welcoming the Toe River Project Access (TRPA) program in Yancey and Mitchell Counties to introducing the new Community Health Worker for the Hot Springs Health Program in Madison County.
 
We'll also update you on the good work that’s being done in McDowell County by the MATCH (McDowell Access to Care and Health) program as well as by McDowell Impact, our team of Peer Support Specialists.
 
Thank you to all those who work tirelessly to bridge the gaps in care for individuals in our mountain communities. CareReach programs are impacting the social determinants of health for these diverse populations, and we’re grateful not only for those who do the work but also for the local partners with whom we collaborate and those who provide much-needed funding.
 
Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day,
 
Peggy Williams, MBA
Executive Director, CareReach