Care Share Health Alliance is excited to welcome our new Director of Innovation and Capacity Building, Renee Harvey, MAHEd, CHES.
Harvey is a native of Washington, North Carolina. She holds an Associate in Applied Science-Medical Laboratory Technology from Beaufort Community College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Studies and a Master of Arts in Health Education from East Carolina University. Additionally, Harvey is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), and a North Carolina Rural Center Homegrown Leaders East Alum.
Harvey has a strong background in community health. She previously worked with the Health Assist Program as the Community Health Program Specialist where she assisted the uninsured population. Harvey also served as the Catalyst Coordinator for Healthy Eating and Active Living for Beaufort County with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation. Most recently, Harvey held the position of Community Health Improvement Manager for the Healthy Opportunities Pilot with Access East. The Healthy Opportunities Pilots (HOP) is the nation’s first comprehensive program to test and evaluate the impact of providing select evidence-based, non-medical interventions related to housing, food, transportation and interpersonal safety and toxic stress to high-needs Medicaid enrollees.
“We are thrilled to have Renee join our team here at Care Share Health Alliance,” says Executive Director, Weyling White, “Renee’s wealth of knowledge and passion for community is essential to our collaborative efforts, as we further expand our support of the NC Medicaid Healthy Opportunities Pilots. I look forward to our work together as we strive to improve health equity in the state.”
Harvey is passionate about supporting community based organizations’ capacity to address the social drivers of health and believes authentic community engagement is one of the keys in advancing health equity.
As Director of Innovation and Capacity Building, Harvey will guide all aspects of the NC Collaborative on Medicaid Transformation, including supporting the collaboration and alignment of interests and priorities between partners impacted by Medicaid Transformation and the continued shift towards value-based care across the state. Harvey will also lead Care Share’s work with the Healthy Opportunities Pilot to convene key partners to facilitate successful collaboration between different parts of the Pilot, as well as strengthen the capacity of Human Service Organizations for service delivery and community members’ well-being.
“Care Share is thrilled to continue to convene partners invested in strengthening health equity in North Carolina through Medicaid transformation and the Healthy Opportunities Pilots,” says Care Share Health Alliance Board Chair, Alice Pollard, “I am excited that Renee has joined the talented team at Care Share to lead this work.”
Care Share Health Alliance is a North Carolina based non-profit that builds capacity, creates networks, and partners for systems change so that communities are healthy and equitable. Learn more about Care Share at: www.caresharehealth.org.