Top Nav

Author Archive | Tom Peterson

HHS Partnership offers tools to address opioid crisis

By Heidi Christensen Drug addictions and abuse are among the most prevalent, complex and destructive illnesses in human society. They are found in every segment of our communities, regardless of race, religion and socioeconomic class as well as every walk of life: farmers and musicians, lawyers and construction workers, stay-at-home moms, military veterans, high school […]

Continue Reading

Empowerment Project & City with Dwellings: knowledge, passion & street smarts

  Groups Develop Winning Formula for Working with Vulnerable Populations   By Les Gura Most don’t see the most vulnerable people in the community or they choose to look away when they walk right past on the street. But two organizations in Winston-Salem are right there with these homeless folks, seeking them out in abandoned […]

Continue Reading
collaboration medicaid north carolina

Collaboration for NC Medicaid Managed Care

  Safety net clinics collectively served 351,000 Medicaid patients over a recent 12-month period and plowed the proceeds from those encounters back into serving another 485,480 people who are uninsured. By Tim Gallagher North Carolina has had a rich history of caring for people without health care insurance through a loosely organized group of providers […]

Continue Reading

Powerful tools for caregivers class begins May 3

  Upcoming Class Thursdays, May 3 – June 7,  10 am – Noon SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem Caring for an older relative or friend with a chronic illness such as dementia, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or stroke can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed […]

Continue Reading

CareNet Counseling Northwest

“Amazing Asset” Ready to Expand Outreach to Those in Need   By Les Gura Robert Willis (pictured above left with Graylin Carlton), director of CareNet Counseling Northwest Region, has lived in the area for more than a decade. He’s well aware that the average household income is $13,000 less per year than the North Carolina […]

Continue Reading

Personal Experiences Help Peer Support Specialists Provide ED Care

  The Power of Shared Experience   Pictured from left: Christopher “Crick” Watkins, Bob Richardson and Terry Cox. By Wayne Mogielnicki There’s a new level of care in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED). To better serve patients who exhibit both obvious and less-apparent signs of substance abuse or mental health issues, the […]

Continue Reading