Family medicine strives to provide high quality, low cost care to patients where they work and live. Our providers and residents contribute to the community through outreach to vulnerable populations. This kind of service keeps our clinic connected to those who need care most.

Rockingham Primary Care Initiative

Rockingham County, NC

In the fall of 2018, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill partnered to form UNC School of Medicine’s new Primary Care Initiative. Made possible by an $800,000 investment from Blue Cross NC, the program  addresses a need for better access to health care in Rockingham County by increasing patient-centered primary care and recruiting more residents to enter health care professions in the county and the neighboring area. Read more here. 

Wellness@Work

Migrant farm workers program
Migrant Farm Workers Program: a North Carolina sweet potato farmer

Wellness@Work is a worksite wellness program sponsored by UNC Family Medicine. Staffed by UNC Family Medicine doctors and nurses, Wellness@Work provides a high quality option for employers who are focused on keeping their employees healthy. Read more here!

UNC Weight Management Program

The UNC Weight Management Program offers a year-long program to help people with greater risk for weight-related health problems lose weight, lead healthier lives, and maximize their well-being. If you are interested in the program, ask your primary care provider for a referral or call (984) 974-4971.”

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UNC Tobacco Treatment Program (TTP)

For 11 years, the UNC Tobacco Use Treatment (TTP) program has provided leadership for implementing comprehensive tobacco use treatment services, education and training, and dissemination of resources for promoting tobacco free communities. Select here to learn more.

Migrant Farmworker Program

The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program trains and supports community outreach workers at 10 sites around the state. These bilingual community health workers visit the farmworker camps, do health assessments, and help farmworkers who need health care to access it. The UNC Family Practice residency program has a 2 week required rotation for second year residents called “Hidden and Vulnerable Populations”. During these 2 weeks, residents join faculty in providing primary medical care to farmworkers on a mobile medical unit out Benson, NC late on Tuesday nights during the agricultural season. Read more here. 

FIT program
FIT Program: Keyanna Terry from the Durham Department of Public Health, supervisor to Torrey Green, who works for the FIT program, and Evan Ashkin, MD, Family Medicine faculty

Formerly Incarcerated Transitions Program (FIT)

Upon release from the state prison system, individuals are frequently without work, without health insurance, and without a medical home. The Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program sponsored by UNC Family Medicine, aims to connect all formerly incarcerated individuals who have a chronic disease with a primary care provider. To read more about this program, click here.