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The Care Ring Connector, Vol. 16

The latest edition of our quarterly e-newsletter, The Care Ring Connector, is now available!   This quarter’s edition has 2 thought-provoking pieces from healthcare leaders, introduces our new Maternal Child Health Director, gives an update on the new homeless initiative in our Clinic, has 2 client stories, welcomes new Corporate Champions, shouts out our new …

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Care Ring Services in Response to COVID-19

Effective immediately, Care Ring will make temporary changes to our service delivery to continue caring for our neighbors while minimizing the risk to clients, volunteers and staff. During these rapidly changing and uncertain times, it is our highest priority to keep our community safe while continuing to provide access to much needed services for those …

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Case Management: A Holistic Approach to Improving Health

It’s shocking to learn that only 20% of our health is addressed by a medical provider. The other 80% is influenced by external factors such as socio-economic challenges, health behaviors and where we live. People living in poverty face many barriers to achieving good health, which is why case management is so vital to our …

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60 Years in Population Health: Guiding Principles to Serve Those in Need

Major health care systems are re-designing their care delivery and care management systems with an eye toward finding ways to keep large groups of individuals healthy. But what are the best ways to provide care and establish long-term positive outcomes for individuals with very limited resources? This “population health” approach to care is taking the …

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“Eat well. Move more. Stress less. Love more.” Is it really that easy?

I’ve been a fan of Dr. Dean Ornish’s “lifestyle medicine” approach to healing and wellness for some time now. His talk at the Global Wellness Summit a few months ago rekindled my interest in this alternative approach to traditional medicine. Dr. Ornish shares a simple formula (backed up with robust evidence) for healthy living: Eat …

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Maribelle Connerat Award!

Care Ring honors Dr. Alisahah Cole and Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown with Maribelle Connerat Award: Recipients are recognized for their contributions to expanding healthcare access in Charlotte. Care Ring, a leader and innovator in connecting people with limited resources to high-quality health care in Mecklenburg County, hosted its annual fundraising luncheon on Oct. 10 where they …

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INNOVATIONS IN ORAL HEALTH CARE

The Need Mecklenburg County has a population of more than one million people and vast financial, educational and cultural assets. It also has a strong network of health care resources. Nonetheless, the county faces substantial challenges when it comes to providing health care for thousands of low-income individuals without access to employer based health care or to a public …

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