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.
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.