Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA): providing education, health services and advocacy from a unique understanding of the African American experience and a demonstrated ability to increase collaboration, connection, awareness and trust across diverse segments of the community.
Child Protection/Fatality Prevention Team: Reviews the infant mortality cases to understand the cause of death and identifies gaps in services related to all child deaths
Buncombe County Health and Human Services:
Family Planning and STD Clinics: Women's wellness visits, family planning services and STD screening, education, treatment and follow-up
Nurse Family Partnership: NFP is an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday.
Minority Health Equity Project: This project brings together five different community partners and the Buncombe County Department of Health to combine our resources to promote health equity.
HHS Community Service Navigators: The CSN initiative was created to connect people with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, strengthen the communities capacity to help meet citizen needs, empower citizens and communities as change agents to promote positive outcomes, build and enhance collaborative partnerships, and reduce over utilization of more costly services.
Children First/Communities in Schools: A not-for-profit organization that offers direct services to economically disadvantaged children, youth and their families. These services include: Family Resource Center at Emma, Learning Centers, Project POWER/AmeriCorps program, Student Support Specialist , The Success Equation
Community Care of Western North Carolina (CCWNC): OB Case Management through Pregnancy Medical Home working to reduce infant mortality in North Carolina.
Guardian Ad Litem: Guardian ad Litem volunteer is the eyes and ears for a judge and the person who tells the child's story to the court in maltreatment cases resulting in court intervention.
Mission Health: not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Family Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, School Health Nursing Program, Buncombe County Prenatal Safety Net
Mt. Zion Community Development, Inc.: Project NAF (Nurturing Asheville & Area Families) is Buncombe County's Minority Infant Mortality Program that provides advocacy and support services to African American pregnant and post-partum women and their babies; Project EMPOWER (Education Means Power), one of Buncombe County's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives, which works in collaboration with the Asheville City Schools System and Foundation.
Pisgah Legal Services: provides free civil legal aid in WNC to disadvantaged children, seniors, at risk families & domestic violence victims
Planned Parenthood: women's health, reproductive health, and family planning services
Western North Carolina AIDS Project: offering supportive services for those who are living with HIV or AIDS
Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS): Federally Qualified Health Center providing primary healthcare, dental, behavioral health, and support services
WIC: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is designed to improve the health and well-being of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, referrals for health care, and free language assistance.
YWCA MotherLove: MotherLove is a comprehensive program for pregnant and parenting teens. The goals of the MotherLove Program are that pregnant and parenting teens stay in school, access higher education and vocational training, develop the skills and knowledge needed to become strong parents and delay another teen pregnancy.