May 30, 2015

NAMI North Carolina calls for reducing stigma about mental illness during Mental Health Awareness Month

RALEIGH, NC (May 6, 2015) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is an opportunity to learn both about mental health as part of overall health and the need to be alert to symptoms of mental illness. Unfortunately, stigma, access to care and other issues can be barriers to treatment. The National Alliance on […]

VGCC offers Workshops on Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Vance-Granville Community College has partnered with the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments to offer a new series of “Living Healthy” workshops this summer. All will be held at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. These programs are being offered to individuals who suffer from chronic health problems, such as diabetes and chronic pain, and […]

National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina welcomes new affiliate to cover Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance counties

RALEIGH, NC (April 22, 2015) – The National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI NC) is pleased to announce a new affiliate, NAMI North Central, a volunteer-run affiliate that covers Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance counties. NAMI North Carolina works to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and their families through […]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training April 20th, 2015

Fetal alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a brain based physical disability with behavioral symptoms. The brain based approach for living with, caring for, and working with individuals and families impacted by FASD acknowledges the source of behaviors: the brain, and provides a set of research based emerging best practices for helping people with fetal alcohol […]

Fined for not having health insurance? Time is running out to get covered through the Affordable Care Act

RALEIGH, April 13, 2015 – The Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act has passed, but Legal Aid of North Carolina’s health care navigators can still help many uninsured or underinsured North Carolinians get quality, affordable health coverage during special enrollment periods. North Carolinians subject to a fine […]

Greenville Getting Results on Worker Wellness

In 2010, the City of Greenville in eastern North Carolina opted to self-insure its 850 employees. The city asked its insurance carrier, Cigna Health Care, to implement a wellness initiative. After offering a $25 incentive encouraging people to participate, just 23 percent of the city’s employees completed a health screening and health risk assessment. In […]

Family Planning Waiver/Coverage Gap Persons Information

Courtesy of Senator Angela Bryant: Below is an excerpt from the DMA website about the Family Planning Waiver that North Carolina currently has approved by CMS: Be Smart. Be Ready. Free Reproductive Health Services in North Carolina Facts about the Medicaid Family Planning “BE SMART” Program What is the Medicaid Family Planning “BE SMART” program? […]

White House: Here’s what 10 people told the President about their health care

As House Republicans are voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act — today actually marks more than 50 times they’ve voted to repeal or undermine it — the law continues to help and save the lives of millions of Americans. Thanks to ACA, countless people have been able to get regular checkups at the doctor, […]

Inspection finds violations at Henderson hospital

Submitted to us by a reader, WRAL reports “Inspectors found Maria Parham Medical Center violated several policies designed to keep patients safe.”  “Quality and patient safety are our highest priorities, and we take regulatory compliance in all matters very seriously,” David Ruggles, marketing director for the hospital, said in a statement Wednesday. Read more at […]

Health insurance workshop for Small Businesses to be held at VGCC

The Raleigh office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, in partnership with the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Leder Firm, will soon present a free workshop on health care enrollment. The event, which is open to any member of the community, is set for Wednesday, February 11, from 9 a.m. until noon, […]