Ashkin receives UNC Diversity Award

April 11, 2019

Dr. Evan Ashkin has received a UNC Diversity Award in recognition of his efforts at furthering equity and inclusion in primary care and community health. Dr. Ashkin is the director and founder of the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions (FIT) Program, regional medical director for Community Care of NC, and a provider at Piedmont Health Services.

UNC Family Medicine Reach Out and Read Program Receives Grant from Strowd Roses

May 22, 2018

UNC Family Medicine’s Reach Out and Read Program (ROAR) recently received a one year grant from the Strowd Roses, Inc. community grant program for the purchase of children’s books. ROAR is a nonprofit organization that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read out-loud together.

UNC Nicotine Dependence Program has a new name!

May 16, 2018

The Nicotine Dependence Program has a new name. The program is now the UNC Tobacco Treatment Program. The new name reflects our continued focus on what we do best–treatment to help individuals who smoke or use tobacco.

Regional Health Meeting Update

April 26, 2018

UNC Family Medicine is sponsoring a regional health advisory meeting on Tuesday May 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:30. Leaders from eight counties surrounding UNCHCS will come to hear more details on the NC Medicaid Waiver and the Social Determinants of Health as well as discussing the possibility of a regional health assessment process. This group has met … Continued

A prescription for fruits and veggies

February 1, 2018

A new study led by researchers at UNC, including Dana Neutze, MD, of the Department of Family Medicine, and NC State University will give a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-risk patients at The UNC Family Medicine Center, in addition to connecting them with existing nutrition education programs.

Community Health Spotlight: Sherry Hay, MPA

June 15, 2017

Sherry Hay, MPA directs a number of community health initiatives across the department– from helping the uninsured find options, to providing workshops on chronic disease self-management and coordinating Wellness at Work discussions and initiatives. Read a little bit about what she does and why!