Each program funded by CPHI aligns with one or more of our values: Advancing Equity, Raising Awareness, and Stewardship
CPHI stewards the overall health and wellness of Cabarrus residents through a number of programs. Since 2005, our Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City School Nurse Program has helped provide care for thousands of students throughout the school day by preventing, identifying, managing, and responding to health-related problems and injuries. Funds support full-time nurses for every school, and cover the cost of medical equipment and supplies.
CPHI supports CHA’s Dental Mobile Unit to provide high-quality, comprehensive services to uninsured or underinsured students. Students get linked to a new dental home while getting the dental care they need at school.
Discounted cooking classes and free community yoga are offered to the community throughout the year.
The CHAsm Summit raises awareness and highlights the importance of incorporating equity-based practices into public, private and non-profit work to address individual and systemic health disparities. By hosting a diverse sector of speakers, the conference challenges attendees to assess their own agency practices and exchange ideas, promote change, and improve community health outcomes.
Generous donations valued over $108,000 from community members have helped to ensure access to care to CHA’s Harm Reduction services. People in recovery, nurses, and trained volunteers provide wound care education, overdose reversal medications, communicable disease testing, clean injection supplies; and referrals to substance use treatment, detox, employment, and housing. A Certified Peer Support Specialist works with each individual to set their harm reduction and self-care goals; and helps establish Wellness Recovery Action Plans, an evidence-based practice found to improve progress in recovery.
CPHI funding for Recovery Support has three main components: providing direct financial assistance for individuals in recovery from substance use or opioid use disorders; developing and hosting a training series to educate community partners on recovery supportive housing and other services; and contracting with a local housing provider to expand their services to be inclusive of individuals in recovery from SUD/OUD, particularly the women served by CHA’s SUN Clinic that provides medication-assisted treatment to pregnant women.