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Community Centered Health in Gaston County, NC

In 2015, the Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina Foundation awarded Gaston County $125,000.00 to serve as one of three pilot communities in North Carolina to plan and build capacity for a Community Centered Health model. The Community Centered Health model provides a framework for primary care to address community health needs while also addressing the social disparities of a particular community that affect the community’s well-being. Read more

Data Viz: Gun Control

Gun violence impacts overall community health in a multitude of ways. From court system costs, evolving suicide rates, and access to physical and mental health care providers, to adverse childhood experiences, stunted economic development, and losses to employers, gun violence has its finger on the pulse of our communities. There have been more than 340 … Read more

Who Are the Uninsured?

This article was written by Luke Rogers. It was originally published in Random Samplings on September 19, 2017. In 2016, there were about 27.3 million people (8.6 percent of the population) who lacked health insurance coverage according to the latest American Community Survey data. You may wonder what the uninsured population looked like. Were the … Read more

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