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Community Outreach

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s mission is to improve health. Providing health screenings and education, and supporting organizations where people live, learn and work are important in building community health.

At WFBMC, outreach ranges from faculty and medical students who provide free health screenings in non-healthcare settings, to school health services, to screenings and classes with BestHealth, to sponsorship of health-related non-profit community organizations and events.

Below are selected community programs that we support:

Community Health Programs Operated by Wake Forest Baptist

Community Programs Supported by Wake Forest Baptist

  • Community Care Center (free medical care center operated by Davie/Forsyth/Stokes Medical Society)
  • Community Care of North Carolina Behavioral Health Integration Project
  • Community Sponsorships (for events from organizations such as the American Heart and Stroke Association, the Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, AIDS Care Services and Samaritan Ministries)
  • Crisis Control Pharmacy (NCBH funds a part-time pharmacist for this community service providing prescription medications to the needy.)
  • Early Childhood Partnership/SmartStart (statewide program focused on improving early childhood development)
  • Elder Law Clinic in partnership with the WFU School of Law
  • Forsyth County Early Childhood Health Alliance (collaborative child services effort focused on children from birth to age 5)
  • Forsyth County Healthy Community Coalition (community health assessment and resource planning)
  • Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition (community advocacy partnership)
  • Forsyth County School Health Alliance (SHA) (school-based services including mental health, medical, nutritional and dental, provided at Mineral Springs Elementary and Middle Schools)
  • Forsyth Futures
  • HealthCare Access, Inc. (initiative to equitably share the burden of indigent care in Forsyth County)
  • Leadership Winston-Salem
  • N.C. Prevention Partners
  • Partnership for Dental Health (promoting provider participation for Medicaid, N.C. Health Choice and needy dental patients)
  • Piedmont Regional Trauma System (cooperative hospital venture focused on continuous improvement of regional trauma care)
  • Primary Care-Children’s Mental Health Initiative (collaborative effort to improve pediatric mental health care needs, identification and access)
  • Resident Child Advocacy Program (community-focused child advocacy training for NCBH pediatric residents)
  • Safe Communities Coalition (multi-agency focus on injury prevention)
  • School Health Advisory Council/SHAC (focusing on school policy and system changes to improve student health, safety)
  • United Way of Forsyth County (annual fundraising leadership)
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council (WFBMC promotes annual fundraising campaign)
  • YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

Community Programs receiving a Wake Forest Baptist Sponsorship

  • Alzheimers Association
  • CP3 Foundation
  • Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • MEAC
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Winston-Salem Chronicle
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Winston-Salem Urban League
  • Winston-Salem Women's Fund

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Last Updated: 07-09-2014
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