SOURCE: Care Share Health Alliance

Care Share Health Alliance

September 08, 2010 09:39 ET

Care Share Providing Three Days of Learning & Collaboration for NC Health Care Safety Net Partners

Regional Workshops Feature Health Reform, Local Successes and the Funders' Perspective

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Care Share Health Alliance is gathering some of the best health care minds in the state and bringing them together for three interactive meetings across North Carolina this fall. These sessions will provide North Carolina safety net partners with the opportunity to:

  • interact with state and local leaders on best practices in developing collaborative networks of care;
  • hear how health reform may affect them and the safety net;
  • learn from state, regional and local funders how to effectively work with funders during these challenging economic times.

The meetings are open to the public and targeted toward those who provide health care services to low-income uninsured populations, or those who are involved in guiding or navigating the uninsured to resources for care. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone involved with organizations such as: hospitals, community health centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, rural health centers, health departments, free clinics, HealthNet networks, departments of social services, medical societies, dental societies, Area Health Education Centers, behavioral health organizations and other nonprofit agencies. 

"We chose to hold three regional meetings instead of one statewide meeting to make these workshops as convenient as possible for safety net partners and to make the content as locally relevant as possible," says Care Share Executive Director Kellan Chapin. "Participants will get to hear from state health care leaders, but will also get to interact with their regional colleagues and learn from each other."

Sessions take place:

  • Friday, Sept. 24 in Asheville
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Greenville
  • Thursday, Oct. 21 in Greensboro

The workshops run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a $50 registration fee covers workshop supplies, a light continental breakfast, lunch and other refreshments.

The Asheville workshop features Karen Minyard, director of the Georgia Health Policy Center, discussing health care reform. The Greenville session features Pam Silberman, president of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, on health care reform, and Tami Eldridge, Scott Whisnant and Sheila Roberts from Cape Fear HealthNet on tools and best practices for building collaboration among safety net partners. And the Greensboro meeting features: Dr. Robert Strack, head of the Department of Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro discussing a community approach to improving health; psychologist Dr. Doris Paez of NC State University on tools and best practices for collaboration building; and attorney Alicia Gilleskie of Smith Anderson discussing HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and tools for sharing data.

Register and get more information at or call 919-861-8353.

About Care Share
Care Share is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, statewide resource that helps communities develop comprehensive networks to coordinate care for low-income uninsured and underserved populations. Care Share helps communities by: bringing people together to create a shared plan for serving those in need; sharing knowledge and resources within communities; and sharing best practices and guidance among communities across the state.

Assistance is available to communities throughout the state at no charge. Call 919-861-8353 for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Linda Kinney, MHA
    Director, Collaborative Network Development
    Care Share Health Alliance
    (919) 861-8356
    Email Contact

    Kellan Chapin, MPH
    Executive Director
    Care Share Health Alliance
    (919) 861-8357
    Email Contact