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We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend while remembering those who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation. See you Tuesday, May 30th.

Join us at @oakloredistillingco on Wednesday, June 7th from 6-9pm for their Give Back Night, where 10% of bar sales will go to support our mission.

Oaklore is a new distillery in east Charlotte, near Matthews, located at the corner of Monroe Road and Highway 51 (the building with the red ...roof and lovely stone patio out front). They produce small batches of bourbon, whiskey, rum and vodka. You can enjoy tasting flights and cocktails. Beer, wine, soda and sparkling water also available. Delicious BBQ from @sweetlewsbbq will be on-hand for purchase as well.

Please feel free to invite your neighbors, friends, family and coworkers. You can even bring your dog! We'd love to see you!

#charlotteevents #charlottenightlife #bourbon #whiskey #vodka #rum #charlottenc @offlineclt @cltbourbonsociety @sharecharlotte #charlottedistilleries #smallbatch

Yesterday some of our buddies at @atriumhealth on the Operations Performance team volunteered at partner organization @babybundlesnc. Afterward they kindly delivered 40 bundles to our office for moms and babies served in our maternal-child health programs.

On May 5th, @unccharlotte's Department of Public Health Sciences honored our Executive Director @tchernaviam, MSW,LCSW by inducting her as an honorary member of Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society. The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic ...excellence in the study of healthcare management and policy. Tchernavia is an UNC-Charlotte alumni, and has been an adjunct faculty member at UNC-Charlotte since 2015.

Tchernavia was presented with the award by Dr. Michael Thompson, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Director of the MHA Program and Associate Director at the Academy for Population Health Innovation (APHI); and by Dr. Elena Platonova, Associate Professor of Healthcare Management. Special thanks also to Jan Warren-Findlow, Department Chair of Public Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Tchernavia and thank you to our friends and partners University of North Carolina at Charlotte!

#goniners #ninernation #publichealthsciences #upsilonphidelta

Our staff as well as Board member Dean F. Cikins, MBA, FACHE attended MedLink of Mecklenburg County's 11th Annual Forum today at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Opportunity Campus. MedLink is a coalition of medical safety net providers of which Care Ring has been a member since ...its inception. Our ED Tchernavia Montgomery, MSW,LCSW is the current Vice Chair of MedLink. With today's panel discussion being that of mental health and substance use, she also happily represented as the newest member of the @alliancehealthnc Board of Directors. Thank you to our friends Nicole Stanfield, MHA and @nc_medassist for putting the event together; Mecklenburg County Medical Society for sponsoring lunch, and GCHEG (Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group) for offering CEUs for ACHEs. #strongertogether #substanceabuse #mentalhealthawareness

For the fourth year in a row, Care Ring has been the recipient of a Community Health & Wellness grant from the @mecklenburgcounty ABC Board. This funding allows us to screen patients both in our Clinic and at our weekly Grier Heights mobile unit for substance abuse concerns, provide case support, and refer to treatment partners. We are grateful to be able to provide this very important service to our patients. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
-- Almost 21 million Americans have at least 1 addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.
-- Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled since 1990.
-- Alcohol and drug addiction cost the US economy over $600 billion every year.
-- About 20% of Americans who have depression or an anxiety disorder also have a substance use disorder.

Thank you so much to our NC legislators who were able to visit with us today: Senator Rachel Hunt, Senator Joyce Davis Waddell, and Representative Becky Carney. We were pleased to partner with the North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics and @hopeeastclt to share about our ...mission and the need for continued funding in the state budget to ensure we can continue to serve the over 41,000 anticipated residents of Mecklenburg County who will not receive coverage under the new Medicaid expansion. Thanks also to Care Ring Board members Carmen Hooker Odom and Dean Cikins for their support and presence today.

Pic 1, l to r: April Cook, ED of NCAFCC; Jessica Rivera with Care Ring's Physicians Reach Out; Senator Rachel Hunt; Care Ring Board Member Carmen Hooker Odom; Senator Joyce Waddell; Representative Becky Carney; Care Ring Board Member Dean Cikins; Tchernavia Montgomery, ED of Care Ring; Nicola Kay and Diana Moser-Burg with Hope Community Clinic; Omeika Dhanpaul from Care Ring's A Guided Journey; Dr. Kaaren Sailer, Medical Director for Care Ring

💙HAPPY VOLUNTEER MONTH! We appreciate and celebrate all our volunteers! We surprised one of our outstanding volunteers, Judith Wood, with the Governors Volunteer Award! She was among a handful of nominees who won from Mecklenburg County. Judith has been with us since 2016, providing diabetes every Wednesday to our Clinic patients. She was very touched to be honored in this way, and we were pleased to have her significant contributions recognized by Governor Roy Cooper. For more about Judith, check out the blog post we did about her by visiting the Blog link in our bio. Special thanks to @unitedwaygreaterclt who facilitated the nominations. (Pictured: Clinic staff, Care Ring Medical Director Dr. Kaaren Sailer with Judith Wood, Jennifer Peele with Judith).
#volunteers #nationalvolunteermonth @nc_governor @ncvolunteer

Thank you to @unccharlotte's @amwa.uncc
and Dr. Michelle Meggs for collecting menstrual supplies for 50 patients we serve. The students who helped to lead this effort are Krishna Majithia and Kamaria Weatherspoon. On April 11th, Dr. Meggs lead a discussion event on "period ...poverty," in which our ED @tchernaviam participated as a panelist. Period poverty is inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities and waste management. In a national survey of 1,000 menstruating teens, 1 in 5 struggled to afford period products and 4 in 5 either missed or knew someone who missed class time because they did not have access to period products (source: