Health Care


Kaiser Family Foundation is an important website for in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, health reform, global health, and the Affordable Care Act.  For many, it is the “go-to” site for that information.

Planned Parenthood offers free evidence based sex education classes for teens and parents at the local office.

Key Allies

Pisgah Legal Services helps people apply for and obtain necessary health benefits including health insurance, Medicaid, and Health Choice for children.  PLS also advocates for health care reform, and works with medical professionals to identify legal issues affecting patients’ health.

Get involvedContact Lori Nierzwick at or call (828) 818-5474.


WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV and hepatitis C as well as helping people living with HIV not just survive, but thrive. Advocacy priorities include improving access to health care; increasing HIV awareness & prevention; promoting evidence-based harm reduction strategies; and reducing HIV-related disparities. WNCAP strives to address these priorities through legislative advocacy, public education, community outreach and coalition building.

Get involved: For more information, go to this link or contact Chris Winebrenner, Community Resource Coordinator, at or call (828) 252-7489.


HealthCare For All WNC is organizing for fundamental health care reform. They advocate a single-payer national health program – improved Medicare for All – that would provide universal coverage, comprehensive benefits, and zero cost sharing.

Get involved: To learn more and how you can support this effort, email


Planned Parenthood South Atlantic’s local office is at 68 McDowell and provides services to women, men and teens  for many health care needs. Ways you can support this organization’s effort to provide health care can be found on this page.

Get involved: Contact Community Educator, Devin Hall. Her number is (919) 703-3397 or email


The North Carolina Council of Churches address health issues through its Partners in Health and Wholeness program. One of its components is addressing the Opioid Crisis and HIV Advocacy.

Get Involved: Contact Nicole Johnson, Director, Partners in Health and Wholeness, at