Health Care

Kaiser Family Foundation is a great 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.

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 Contact Jodi Ford at jodi@pisgahlegal.org or call (828) 210-3774.

 

WNC AIDS Project is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP supports efforts to reduce the rate of new HIV infections and improve the lives of those living with HIV and AIDS. 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, contact Chris Winebrenner – Community Resource Coordinator at (828) 252-7489, ext. 315.

 

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic’s local office is at 68 McDowell and provides services to women, men and teens  for many health care needs. They offer a variety of ways you can support women’s health through this webpage on their website. Other ways you can support this organization’s effort to provide health care can be found on this page.

Get involved: Contact Community Educator, Caitlan Wyatt. Her number is (864) 593-6168 or email caitlan.wyatt@ppsat.org.

 

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.

Get Involved: Contact Elizabeth Brewington, Opioid Response Program Coordinator, at elizabeth@ncchurches.org or Rev. Karen Richardson Dunn, WNC Regional Coordinator, for the Health and Wholeness program, at karen@nccouncilofchurches.org.