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.
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 involved: Contact Contact Jodi Ford at email@example.com or call (828) 210-3774.
WNC AIDS Project (WNCAP) 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, contact Chris Winebrenner, Community Resource Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (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. 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 email@example.com.
Get Involved: Contact Elizabeth Brewington, Opioid Response Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Karen Richardson Dunn, WNC Regional Coordinator, for the Health and Wholeness program, at email@example.com.