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Recognition for program innovation

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) received the inaugural Hearst Health Prize, a $100,000 award given in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving health. The announcement was made on March 8, 2016 by Gregory Dorn, MD, MPH, president of Hearst Health, and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health, at the 16th annual Population Health Colloquium in Philadelphia.  Read the press release here.

Click below to view a video of the award announcement and Dr. Annette DuBard's acceptance speech.

Hearst Award presentation video from CCNC on Vimeo.  (Apple device users click here to view the video). 

 CCNC received the Wellness Frontiers Award from the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) on April 3, 2013.  The Healthcare Leadership Council is a coalition of chief executives from the nation’s leading healthcare companies and organizations. The HLC award recognizes companies that successfully implement an evidence-based wellness program that prevents disease and improves the well-being of a population.

The award was presented by HLC President Mary Grealy at Wake Forest University Baptist Health Hospital in Winston-Salem. Also presenting was U.S. Senator Richard Burr. Accepting the award for CCNC was President and CEO L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD, who said in part:  “I’m gratified to accept this award on behalf of the thousands of CCNC-participating providers and care managers across the state working closely with Medicaid patients to help them take charge of their health status and better manage chronic conditions."

More information on the Healthcare Leadership Council is available on their website.  Click below to view a video commemorating the Wellness Frontiers Award.

Community Care received the 2007 Annie E. Casey Innovations Award in Children and Family System Reform given by the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Created in 1985, the Innovations in American Government Award Program highlights and promotes excellence and creativity in the public sector. Over the years it has recognized 500 inventive and inspiring initiatives developed by governmental entities to meet some of their most urgent challenges. As one of seven winners in 2007, Community Care received a $100,000 grant for state and national-level promotion efforts.

“Community Care of North Carolina effectively demonstrates that collaboration across physician practices and social service programs can and does work to improve health care delivery while keeping costs low," said Stephen Goldsmith, director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Ash Institute. “We are pleased to honor the achievements and innovation demonstrated in this program and look forward to celebrating its future success as its best practices in managed health care are shared across the nation.”

The Ash Institute produced this video explaining how Community Care of North Carolina works.

Other awards and recognition include:

  • $9 Million Federal Grant for Children’s Health Innovations - February 23, 2010
  • Invitation for L. Allen Dobson Jr., MD to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions -- January 22, 2009 (download testimony at right).
  • Community Care of Southern Piedmont's (CCoSP) recognition as a Beacon Community -  May 2010