Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA): providing education, health services and advocacy from a unique understanding of the African-American experience and a demonstrated ability to increase collaboration, connection, awareness and trust across diverse segments of the community
Buncombe County Health and Human Services:
HHS Community Service Navigators: connecting residents with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, strengthening communities' capacity to help meet citizen needs, empowering citizens and communities as change agents to promote positive outcomes, building and enhancing collaborative partnerships, and reducing over-utilization of costly services
Minority Health Equity Project: bringing together five different community partners and Buncombe County Health and Human Services to pool resources to promote health equity.
Cooperative Extension: providing food, nutrition, and agricultural education and resources
Council on Aging: Providing education, innovative programming, and coordination of resources for aging
Eschelmen School of Pharmacy (UNC): training doctor of pharmacy students, with the option of a Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate
Family Resource Center at Emma: providing emergency assistance through a food pantry, a clothing closet, emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, parenting classes and holiday assistance
Land of Sky Regional Council: coordinating Living Healthy classes and training leaders for the Living Health classes. For more information, visit Living Healthy WNC.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): providing high quality, compassionate healthcare as a foundation for training top physicians and health professionals
School Nursing Program: School Health is available to reach over 30,000 students in Buncombe County and Asheville City schools. They do health assessments, train school staff on health -related issues, advise staff and families about contagious diseases, participate on school wellness teams, and much more.
Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance (MANNA) Foodbank: a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, MANNA distributes food through 229 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties
Mission Health Disease Management Programs: providing the educational foundation and tools people need to take charge of chronic diseases.
Mission Health Partners (Accountable Care Organization): a network of hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers working together to improve healthcare quality, performance, efficiency and value for the patients of western North Carolina.
NC Center for Health & Wellness (UNCA): working to impact policy, build capacity and ignite community initiatives by working through a web of cross sector relationships organized around building healthier places throughout the state; providing data collection and evaluation for the Minority Health Equity Project and other CHIP efforts
Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS): Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary healthcare, dental, behavioral health, and support services
YMCA: providing programs youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility; offering affordable opportunities for exercise and wellness education
YWCA: working to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen our community; providing affordable opportunities for exercise and wellness education.
Partners the group hopes to engage in the future:
- Schools - Migrant Health, Norma Brown, Nancy Moore, Rosario Villarreal (contacted June 2016)
- Council on Aging
- Primary Care / OB Providers
- FQHC - Dale Fell Center is going to have clinics in housing communities (contacted June 2016)
- WCU Nursing students
- AB Tech Nursing program
- VA Hospital
- WNC Dietetic Association
- Asheville City Neighborhood Advisory - Marsha Stickford
- Faith-based organizations
- Planning (built environments)