North Carolina Healthcare Association

Uniting hospitals, health systems and care providers for healthier communities
5440 Wade Park Blvd, Suite 410, NC 27607
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Our Mission Statement & Core Values

NCHA strives to improve the health of the communities where we live and work by advocating for sound public policy and collaborative partnerships.

We envision a North Carolina, where high-quality healthcare is equitable and accessible for all.

We value: Respect. Integrity. Teamwork. Accountability. Perseverance.

Our History & Background

NCHA represents North Carolina’s individual and multi-hospital health systems — teaching, rural, small community, suburban, specialty, and continuing care facilities — providing acute care, rehabilitative, behavioral, psychiatric and veterans’ services. Our members provide a broad range of services — not just within their walls, but across the continuum and throughout their communities.

We are committed to supporting and serving our members as they work to improve care for their patients and their communities. Since 1918, NCHA has served as a resource for hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders delivering information and insight, services, support, education, policy, and advocacy.

Our Current Projects & Mental Health Initiatives

NCHA advocates for and supports policies that address the mental health crisis in North Carolina. Our Foundation, along with its innovation incubator CaroNova, has several behavioral health initiatives:

  1. Worked with eight pilot sites to support their implementation of Emergency Department-based buprenorphine treatment for Opioid use.
  2. CaroNova’s Opioid Stewardship Accelerator aims to accelerate the adoption of best practice tools and strategies for opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery among health systems across the Carolinas.
  3. CaroNova is working with the SC Department of Health and Human Service to develop a South Carolina Behavioral Health Master Plan.
  4. CaroNova has started designing a care model as the basis for a system that better serves youth in the Carolinas. The CaroNova is working on a Youth Mental Health Care Model incorporating school, community, and health care settings.