The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


May 8, 2013

DHHS Secretary and Medicaid Director Continue Tour of NC Seeking Feedback and Input

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 — Raleigh, N.C. - Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos, M.D. and Medicaid Director Carol Steckel will continue to travel the state to gather feedback and input on the "Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina" Medicaid initiative from the healthcare provider community. The Department of Health and Human Services released today dates for additional meetings with providers around the state so they can learn more and ask questions about the framework.

"We cannot have a sustainable Medicaid system in North Carolina without our doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers," said Dr. Aldona Wos, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

"As we work to build on North Carolina's nationally recognized innovations in community-based and patient-centered care, we are traveling the state to meet with providers to gather their ideas, input and feedback as we develop 'The Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina' plan."

Since announcing the Partnership framework, Secretary Wos and Director Steckel have established official office hours each week in Raleigh for the healthcare provider or Medicaid recipient community to provide feedback and input in the development of the final plan. They have formally met with dozens of groups around the state about the "Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina."

Additional presentations on the "Partnership for a Healthy North Carolina" in other parts of the state are forthcoming. Provider groups who wish to invite Secretary Wos and Medicaid Director Steckel to speak to their group can send invitations to For an up to date list of events, please visit


Thursday, May 9, 2013


Old Guilford County Courthouse, Second Floor

301 W Market Street, Greensboro, NC

For RSVP instructions, please see the event invitation.


Friday, May 10, 2013


Annie Penn Hospital, Womankind Center, Fourth Floor

618 S. Main Street, Reidsville, NC

For RSVP instructions, please see the event invitation.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Durham Hilton

3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC

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Thursday, May 16, 2013


East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU

115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC

For RSVP instructions, please see the event invitation.

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