Note: The colloborative is no longer active. This is an archive page for NC-CHIC webinars.

The NC Community Health Improvement Collaborative (NC-CHIC) was a partnership of local and state public health leaders, hospital leaders, and community-based stakeholders created in 2007 to lead collaborative efforts to measurably improve the health of North Carolinians.

The Collaborative, originally titled the NC Public Health/Hospital Collaborative, grew out of a desire by the North Carolina Hospital Association and the NC Division of Public Health to explore areas of overlap and mutual partnership. Over time, this collaboration expanded to include interested leaders from local health departments, academic institutions, community partners and other organizations.

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act instituted new provisions regarding Community Health Needs Assessment requirements for all non-profit hospitals. The NC-CHIC then devoted increasing focus on how health departments and community partners in NC could assist hospitals in facilitating this important process.

The Collaborative:

  • Fostered focused health improvement initiatives
  • Created unified health advocacy
  • Shared common data and information
  • Explored models for improving Affordable Care Act implementation
  • Captured and disseminated best practices

NC-CHIC Webinars

Archived Webinar (2016):  Successful Hospital-Health Department Collaborations in Conducting Joint Implementation Strategies

  • Roxanne Elliott, Policy Director, FirstHealth Community Health Services
  • Tommy Jarrell, Director of Health and Human Services in Richmond County, North Carolina
  • Gene Matthews,  Senior Investigator at the NC Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Director of the Network for Public Health Law -Southeastern Region
  • Ann Meletzke, Director of Healthy Alamance
  • Stacie Saunders, Health Director of the Alamance County Health Department in North Carolina
  • Jeff Spade, Senior Vice President at the NC Hospital Association and Executive Director of the N.C. Center for Rural Health

Archived Webinar (2015): Meeting Requirements for Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments: Summary of IRS and Local Public Health Accreditation Requirements and Recommended Practices

  • Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Gene Matthews, North Carolina Institute for Public Health and the Network for Public Health Law-Southeastern Region
  • Jeff Spade, NC Hospital Association and NC Center for Rural Health

Archived Webinar (2015): In-Depth Analysis of NC Hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Strategies

  • Karen Wade, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Gene Matthews, North Carolina Institute for Public Health and the Network for Public Health Law-Southeastern Region
  • Jeff Spade, NC Hospital Association and NC Center for Rural Health
  • View Report

Archived Webinar (2013): Lessons Learned from Collective Impact in Action: Let’s Go!

  • Victoria Rogers, MD, Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Maine Medical Center
  • View Slides

Presentations from the Collaborative Community Health Assessment/ Community Health Improvement Meeting (2012)