Care Share Health Alliance helps communities coordinate care and other resources for underserved people through collaborative networks and models.
A collaborative network is an entity comprised of multiple state or local partners who integrate medical, preventative, community, social, and economic resources to achieve collective outcomes through a coordinated system of care. The network has a shared vision, purpose, priorities, strategies, and objectives aligned to improve the health of the underserved.
A collaborative model is an approach local communities use to improve access to care and health for underserved people.
Communities are healthy & committed to health equity for all.
Collaborating for health equity.
Georgia Anthony, RN
Donna Elliott, Board Chair
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH
Thomas Irons, MD
Don Jonas, Ph.D
Maggie Sauer, MHA
Franklin Walker, MBA, Board Secretary
Mary Anne Squire Weiss
Sally Wilson, MDiv, Board Treasurer
Collaboration and integration of services among diverse organizations is never easy. However, its often essential to achieving significant and lasting impact. Building collaborative networks requires more than financial assistance alone, it also requires guidance and on-going support. The team at Care Share Health Alliance has been and continues to be an important resource in supporting the development and growth of collaborative networks throughout the State.”
~Lin Hollowell, The Duke Endowment
CareShare has been critical to the success of North Carolina’s enrollment efforts in the Affordable Care Act marketplace,” said Allen Smart, vice president of programs at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. “We invest in CareShare because their work aligns with the Trust’s mission to ensure all North Carolinians can access quality health care.”
~Nora Ferrell, Kate B. Reynolds
Care Share is a leader at helping diverse partners find common ground to achieve better health for the most vulnerable North Carolinians and their communities. It has been our honor to support and partner with them from the beginning.”
~Amon Marstiller, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
A special thank you to Care Share’s funders for their continuous leadership, partnership and financial support of our mission and special programs. North Carolina is a healthier state because of your commitment to our most vulnerable neighbors.
In 2007, The Duke Endowment convened health care leaders from across North Carolina for a series of discussions about how the state might improve the health of its uninsured. At the time, North Carolina’s uninsured population hovered at 1.6 million and the Affordable Care Act was not enacted. A clear consensus emerged that North Carolina could better integrate health care and other health improvement services. In 2008, Care Share Health Alliance, a public/private partnership, was created to serve as a statewide resource and technical assistance center to help communities develop Collaborative Networks to improve access to care and the health of low-income, uninsured and underserved people. As of 2016, Care Share supports 20 networks across the state serving more than 33,000 patients.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010, health reform has inspired incredible growth and innovation not only for Care Share, but for local communities, Collaborative Networks and other models designing new programs and services to improve access to care and the health of low-income, uninsured and underserved populations. Collaborative Networks play a critical function enrolling uninsured people into the health insurance marketplace, but equally important, they continue to provide access to care for those who fall in the “gap.” Their patients are the working poor who make too much to receive financial help and not enough to afford coverage on their own. Since 2014, Care Share has also served as the backbone organization to a statewide coalition of more than 300 organizations called NC Get Covered. This coalition has helped reduce the number of uninsured by almost one-third, thanks to the statewide collaborative efforts to get people enrolled.
As we plan for the future and adapt to the changing environment, our core focus will continue to strengthen and develop Collaborative Networks and models. We’ll also be exploring approaches to help state and local partners align with groups who have a focus on addressing Social Determinants of Health needs at the community or systems level, and help communities connect to emerging initiatives.
Building collaboration, creating new systems and coordinating care and social services for uninsured and underserved populations takes time, commitment, and a long-range view to have the collective impact necessary to improve health. Care Share is proud to be one of the many organizations working passionately and creatively to make North Carolina one of the healthiest places to be born, grow, work, live, and age.
Care Share Health Alliance
2300 Gateway Centre Blvd, Suite 100
Morrisville, NC 27560