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May 2020

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Supporting our Providers, Members and Communities During COVID-19  

Working alongside NC DHHS and our strong and committed provider network with the guidance and flexibility our state partners have provided, Alliance has stepped up with over $10 million in additional support to help our members and our communities weather this storm.

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Alliance SOC Coordinators Pitch in to Staff Hope4NC Helpline  

Four Alliance System of Care Coordinators have stepped up to help staff the state's Hope4NC helpline.

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May is Mental Health Awareness month!

  

We invite you to join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month and Children's Mental Health Awareness Day!

While we are all adjusting to a temporary new way of life, we wanted to make sure we still carried on with our tradition of celebration in the month of May. We have planned virtual activities all month long!

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Alliance Health CMO Dr. Mehul Mankad has participated in a series of ABC11 videos about coping during the unprecedented circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click a title to watch.

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LME/MCO Public Input for the House Select Committee on COVID-19
Alliance Health joined with the six other North Carolina Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) to submit public input on meeting community needs during the current crisis to the e House Select Committee on COVID-19. Read the letter.
Community group donates face coverings 
Thanks to Covering the Triangle for their donation of 200 masks, which Alliance staff will distribute to people we serve through our supported living programs. Covering the Triangle have donated over 20,000 masks to local organizations throughout our communities. Learn more about Covering the Triangle. (Pictured at left is Issac Henrion from Covering the Triangle.)
Virtual Food drive a double success!
Our Alliance CARES virtual food drive for the  Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina raised more than twice its $1,000 goal, bringing in a final tally of $2,115! Many thanks to the Alliance staff and community members who donated! You can donate to the food bank or start your own drive here.
Alliance Community Health and Well-Being staff help feed communities
 
Alliance Health Community Education Specialist Becky Fescina and Administrative Assistant Vickie Radford purchased, packaged and delivered 200 bagged lunches for Pastor John Jernigan's, Angels on a Mission Food Pantry in Four Oaks, Johnston County. The program serves a drive-thru lunch every Friday at 11 am; no identification required. He also provides the community with clothing and household items. On a given Friday, the mission serves 49 vehicles and 187 people. Angels on a Mission is located at 9856 Highway 210, Four Oaks, NC, 27524.
 
Alliance Community Education Specialist Wendy Gantt packed and delivered 100 bagged meals to the Women's Center of the Triangle in Raleigh. The Women's Center still needs items like masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer, as well as daily meals. To donate contact Jerri Carter, Volunteer Coordinator at jerri.carter@wcwc.org or 919.829.3711 X102. (Pictured: Wendy Gantt, right; Jerri Carter, Volunteer Coordinator of The Women's Center, left; and Wendy's dog, Charlotte, supervising from the front seat)

Community Events

Upcoming events of interest to our community

Mental Health Month Virtual Resource Fairs

May 12, 2 pm: Wake County
Topics include: Wake Network of Care, Independent Living Initiative and Wake Government efforts and resources. Register Here.

May 27, 10 am: Durham County
Topics include: Durham Network of Care, Independent Living Initiative, Seniors and Durham Public Schools. Register Here.
Save the date! Virtual NAMIWalks North Carolina means just what it sounds like: virtually anything goes. You can walk around your block, your garden, or even walk with a wok in your kitchen. You can self-fundraise while you self-quarantine. Best of all, you can 5K your way! Saturday, May 30, 2020, 11 am. 
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A full calendar of Alliance events, meetings and trainings can be found on our website

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