Network Update 82: 3/2/2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

In the News

NCSU Partnership. WUNC-TV interviewed Drs. Annette DuBard and Paul Cohen, head of the NC State Industrial and Systems Engineering department about the CCNC/NCSU partnership. Check out the clip at the bottom of this page

Dr. Dobson Speaks at ASU and ECU. Dr. Dobson will be the speaker for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Lecture Series at Appalachian State University on Friday, April 24. The event, sponsored by the College of Health Sciences and supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is free and open to the public. Read the full announcement here. Dr. Dobson was also the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Jean Mills Health Symposium held Feb. 6 at East Carolina University. He discussed the ways in which eastern North Carolina has pioneered a successful model of collaborative efforts that put patient needs before health care industry needs. Read more here

NC Medicaid. Medicaid-related news coverage can be found here.


Health is Primary event postponed. Health Is Primary is a three-year communications campaign traveling to cities across the country to showcase local initiatives improving primary care. The campaign was scheduled to kick off in Raleigh last week, but unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. Due to the multiple storms, the event scheduled for last Thursday has been postponed until April (time and date still TBD). Keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available. You can find details on the Health is Primary campaign here.

NCPOEP. Save March 4, 2015 for North Carolina Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure Project’s conference, “Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure: Improving Outcomes for Women, Infants, and Families” in Greensboro. Join collaborating professionals to learn the current and emerging approaches to best support families at risk for experiencing opioid exposed pregnancies in North Carolina. Medical, behavioral health, justice, child welfare and other professionals working with women of childbearing age, and their infants, are encouraged to attend. 

UNC Horizons. UNC Health Care and the UNC Horizons Program will host “The Art of Women Working Recovery” on March 26-27 in Chapel Hill. Registration information is here

Other News

Bernstein Fellowship. The Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship will be accepting applications for its next fellowship class beginning Monday, March 2 and closing Monday, June 1. Details of the Fellowship and how to apply are available on the NCFAHP website here

AAFP Videos. Dr. Chip Watkins contributed to several Mental Health videos for the American Academy of Pediatrics. View them here.

Blood Drive. CCNC will be sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, March 31 at the Central Office (2300 Rexwoods Drive). Please consider donating as supplies are always low, and it is a great way to help the community. If you are interested, please email or call Joe Voss (919-926-3916, and he will send you the information that you need. Thanks!

New faces.  Please welcome new Chief Financial Officer Chris Woodfin, CPA. Chris has broad experience with a wide range of company types and Big Four public accounting. Much of his career has been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), where he was vice president and audit/ chief risk officer. Most recently he was CFO of Topaz-Shared Services, LLC, a BCBNC start-up. His expertise and leadership skills are a great addition to our finance team!

Career Opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for several positions - for more information, please see the CCNC Careers page. Don't forget to check out positions open in other local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.  

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