Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Health Hub in the Help Hub will become full-fledged program thanks to Live Oak grant

WILMINGTON — Live Oak Bank has awarded the Harrelson Center and Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear’s (CCLCF) Health Hub in the Health Hub in the Help Hub a generous grant, allowing the pilot to become a full-fledged program.

The Health Hub provides emergency services to families in need. Live Oak’s award will be used toward providing health assistance for clients with health concerns.

“By adding health related questions to the intake assessment, we discovered how many clients needed help with their own health or navigating the system.”, Angela Ives, CCLCF’s executive director said in a press release. “We embedded a care manager in the Help Hub who could help in real-time and would follow up until the concern was resolved. During the pilot, we served over 240 clients – all taking place during the pandemic.”

Mike Bollinger, Live Oak’s head of pharmacy lending, said the company is proud to assist in the healthcare arena during this challengeing time.

“Live Oak is proud to support CCLFC and its work to help residents of our community gain access to healthcare in a time when people are facing very challenging situations,” Mike said in a statement. “Equitable access to healthcare, housing, transportation, education and workforce development are vital to a thriving community and Live Oak is committed to support programming like the Health Hub to drive positive change in our region.”  

Meade Van Pet, Harrelson Center executive director, said in a statement the support was made possible with support from The Ministering Circle, a faith-based nondenominational philanthropic women’s group.

“We are so grateful that our pilot partnership with Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear, established through essential support from The Ministering Circle, will be further enhanced with this grant from Live Oak Bank. Only through multiple invested partners can we work to assure primary care is accessible to our under-insured neighbors.”

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