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Partnerships to Boost Health Are Working in the Tar Heel State

By Angie Stewart

The SunHerald reports that Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. is collaborating with ©AstraZeneca to provide free medicines to qualifying patients in Eastern North Carolina.

“At Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc. we are dedicated to providing quality health care to all of our patients and our partnership with AstraZeneca enables us to bring critically needed medicines to the people who rely on the centers’ service,” said Dee Johnson, Executive Director, Carolina Family Health Centers, Inc.

North Carolina State Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield of Wilson said in a statement, “I commend Carolina family Health Center and AstraZeneca for partnering to help meet the needs of families in my district in these difficult economic times.”

Partnering with corporations to fill the need are important for health centers, especially during times of recession. Health centers are seeing an increase in their demand for services among the uninsured — in fact, uninsured patient visits are up by 21 percent.