Leadership and Innovation
We are also seeking to lead through innovation, by shaping both policy and practice. Our faculty have partnered with organizations such as the Carolina HealthNet, which helps provide care for the uninsured, and the I3 population Health Collaborative, a network of 27 academic primary care programs dedicated to practice improvement. Our work both in our own practice, as well as collaboratively in the healthcare community, is setting an example for academic clinics every where. Read more about our efforts and partners in change.
Community Care of North Carolina
Through public-private partnership, CCNC brings together regional networks of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, health departments, social service agencies and other community organizations. These professionals work together to provide cooperative, coordinated care through the Medical Home model. This delivery system links patients with a primary care physician who leads a health care team that addresses the patient’s health needs. According to an independent evaluation by leading actuarial firm Milliman, Inc., CCNC saved nearly a billion dollars in the four years from 2007 through 2010. CCNC’s work has been praised by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Harvard University, which recognized Community Care with a 2007 Innovations in American Government Award. Read more here!
Carolina Health Net is a collaboration between Piedmont Health Services and UNC Family Medicine to provide a system of health care for individuals in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Lee and Orange counties who do not have health insurance. Carolina Health Net includes affordable access to primary care which include pharmacy services, dental care, and nutrition services. For more information, please call 919-545-3440.
UNC Health Alliance
UNC Health Alliance is a physician-led network of UNC Health Care and community providers that are transforming the way care is delivered to our patients. Our organization includes community providers, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC Physicians Network, and providers employed by UNC-owned and other providers affiliated with UNC Health Care. UNC Health Alliance, as a clinically integrated network, delivers high-quality accessible care for patients through collaboration, sharing best practices, and leveraging the collective knowledge of our providers to benefit the communities we serve. Read more here.
The I3 Population Health Collaborative
I3 is a learning collaborative of 27 academic primary care programs in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and includes family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric programs. A number of our faculty members have been a part of both I3’s launch and its continuation, including Warren Newton, the former chair of UNC Family Medicine. The goal of the I3 Population Health Collaborative is to create momentum for widespread ambulatory practice improvement. This program focuses on the following changes: improve patient experience; increase access, quality and cost effectiveness of care in populations taken care of by primary care residency practices; and train primary care residents in advanced models of primary care. Read more here.
North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC)
UNC Family medicine is a part of the North Carolina Network Consortium, a diverse statewide consortium of providers, academic institutions, and patients whose mission is to address pressing questions related to the delivery of primary care health services and the management of primary care problems. Seven practice-based research networks have combined resources in forming the NCNC; they represent over 2100 providers in over 350 practices across the state, including all three primary care specialties (family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics) and strong representation of minority populations.
North Carolina Institute of Medicine
Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, a Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNC Family Medicine is the current president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NC IOM). The NC IOM is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. The NCIOM convenes task forces of knowledgeable and interested individuals to study complex health issues facing the state in order to develop workable solutions to address these issues to improve health, health care access, and quality of health care in North Carolina. Visit www.nciom.org for more information.