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North Carolina Community-Centered Health Planning Grants

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Feb 23, 2020

The Community-Centered Health initiative will provide planning grants for North Carolina communities to develop the capacity of local multi-sector collaborations to improve health, particularly for populations that experience the greatest disparities. The primary focus is to support community collaborations that feature clinical-community partnerships and active involvement of community members in addressing social determinants of health.


The applicant organization must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) or government entity that is expected to serve as the "backbone" of a multi-sector collaboration in which there is distributed leadership including the active participation of resident leaders and representatives from communities most impacted by health disparities. Partnerships must also include a healthcare organization, such as a hospital or health system, Federally Qualified Health Center, rural health center, or other mission-oriented provider.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

Multiple collaborations will be selected to receive grants in the amount of $100,000 to support a planning period of 15 months, after which grantees will be eligible to apply for a multi-year implementation grant.

In addition to funding, awardees will receive:

  • Technical assistance through coaching calls and on-site visits
  • Invitations to training opportunities
  • Peer support
  • Access to up to $10,000 each year to attend relevant conferences and training programs
Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Submit letters of interest through the online portal by February 23, 2018. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of May 18, 2018.

Tagged as
Clinics · Community and faith-based initiatives · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health disparities · Hospitals · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Rural Health Clinics · Social determinants of health · North Carolina

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