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October 13, 2014:
North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan

August 29, 2014:
NCIOM Task Force on Rural Health Media Update

August 20, 2014:
CMS Proposed Policy and Payment Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule For Calendar Year 2015

August 19, 2014:
Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable Hospital Admissions

April 8, 2014:
Telepsychiatry Showing Promise

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Recruitment Opportunity

Midlevel Provider (PA/NP) Position Available

Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance

The midlevel provider is responsible for clinical activities in the Rural Health Center under the direction and supervision of a physician (off-site). The midlevel provider utilizes independent judgment and directs the care and treatment of patients receiving integrated primary and behavioral health care. This position serves adult patients with acute and chronic medical issues in a new practice in Eden, NC.

North Carolina requires candidates to fill out a detailed interview form before releasing opportunity details. This information helps our placement recruiters match your needs, free of charge, with that of the medical facility and community. When completed, you will receive opportunities that match your personal and professional interests shared.

If you would like to speak to a recruiter, please contact: Keshia Bailey, 919-527-6462 or Jerry Boylan, 919-527-6461.


2014 Profile

In 1973, the Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) was created within the Department of Health and Human Services by Governor Jim Holshouser. At its inception, the Office was charged with assisting underserved communities by creating and supporting a network of rural health centers across the state. Since then, the Office has expanded to empowering communities and populations by developing innovative strategies to improve access, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care for all. Currently, the Office has 42 employees and administers 10 programs. In SFY 2014, the Office spent $28.3 million from state, federal, and philanthropic sources (60%, 29% and 11% of the annual budget, respectively) and generates over 300 contracts to support our North Carolina communities.

The importance of the Office of Rural Health and Community Care to North Carolina
Lack of medical insurance, rising health costs, and scarcity of services in some areas contribute to approximately 4.5 million people without adequate health care in North Carolina. ORHCC assists the uninsured and underserved through the following programs:

  • Medical Placement Services attracts medical, dental, and psychiatric health professionals to North Carolina’s underserved areas by means of a student loan repayment program and other incentives.
  • Rural Health Operations create access for uninsured, Medicaid, and Medicare residents by providing capital grants, indigent care reimbursement, and technical assistance.
  • Community Health Grants increase access to or expand services to the medically indigent.
  • NC Farmworker Health Program provides medical and dental services to members of the North Carolina agricultural labor force and their families.
  • The Rural Hospital Program funds operational improvement projects for the benefit of all critical access hospitals and select small rural hospitals in NC.
  • Medication Assistance provides free and low-cost medications donated by pharmaceutical manufacturers to patients who cannot afford them.
  • HealthNet provides quality health care via a “medical home” model by partnering with the Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) network providers and health care safety net organizations.
  • The CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant, an enhancement to Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), identifies strategies for improving the quality of healthcare for children.
  • Rural HIE supports rural communities in building technology infrastructure in order to promote connectivity, broadband access and meaningful use. In SFY 2014 ORHCC will support a tele-medicine initiative to provide psychiatric services.

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If you are a physician, dentist, or psychiatric provider looking to practice in rural N.C., please complete our interview form.

Are you a physician, dentist, or psychiatric provider looking for placement incentive options in N.C.? Read about our Loan Repayment Programs.

If you are a North Carolina community that needs a primary care physician or provider, psychiatrist, dentist or dental hygienist; we can help you find them.


Funding Opportunities: If you are a nonprofit organization that is working on an RFA for funding with our Office, please complete the Annual Certified Contractor Documents.

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