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Community Partnerships and Collaboration

Community partnerships and collaboration are major factors in predicting WHAT’s success and help to ensure WHAT’s long-term sustainability.

The same community collaboration that was the bedrock of our inception still exists today. These partnerships – local, regional and statewide – include:

  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Cape Fear HealthNet
  • Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • Community Care of Lower Cape Fear
  • National Assembly on School-based Health Care
  • New Hanover County Department of Social Services
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • North Carolina Center of Excellence for Integrated Care
  • North Carolina School Community Health Alliance
  • Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations
  • South East Area Health Education Center
  • University of North Carolina – Wilmington, School of Nursing
  • Wilmington Housing Authority

Collaboration with public and private funders, as well as with corporations and individuals, has been instrumental in enabling us to advance our mission and better sustain our services over the years. Some of the more prominent public, private and corporate funders, past and present, include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina
  • Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.
  • The Cannon Foundation
  • Cape Fear Garden Club
  • Cape Fear Memorial Foundation
  • Corning Foundation
  • The Duke Endowment
  • Eshelman Foundation
  • Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse
  • Health and Wellness Trust Fund
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • Landfall Foundation
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • NC Office of Rural Health and Community Care
  • PPD
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • United Way of the Cape Fear Area
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Wilmington Woman’s Club

These community partnerships and collaborations have advanced our capacity and impact in the community, demonstrated most notably through its continued presence in the schools where it has developed and sustained our community’s trust in serving students. These partnerships not only increase access to care but also help to avoid duplication of services, provide improved coordination of care, contribute to community-wide results, and improve health care outcomes for all.

We are very grateful for these partnerships and collaborative relationships – thank you!

If you would like to learn more or have a question, please contact our Director of Development Jamie Thompson.