Sandhills VAX Program
Sandhills VAX Program
We are thrilled to be able to offer COVID-19 Vaccines to people who live in our area.
We are providing transportation to vaccination sites in Cumberland County every Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
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Sandhills Vax is a grant funded project at Cumberland HealthNET (CHN) that has created a local community-based workforce to increase health evaluation, referrals, and COVID-19 vaccine access for our hard-hit underserved communities in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.
Our primary strategy is to overcome barriers that exist for underserved populations and allow easy access to health services. We believe that a primary barrier is the lack of transportation.
Thus, we have a 15-passenger minibus with capacity for 2 wheelchairs. This allows us to bring health services to underserved neighborhoods through the provision of community-based popup clinics. We can also provide food for missed meals, child care assistance during health evaluations, setting up referrals, and vaccinations. We have the ability to provide transportation and other incentives to those who are losing out on wages, or other consequences of taking the time to access our services.
Cumberland Healthnet is a recipient of one of the 125 grants awarded to public and private health care providers across the 50 states and U.S. Territories, made by HRSA as part of the American Rescue Plan. CHN is proud to be one of only 14 non-profit organizations to receive this funding.
In April 2009, a group of community stakeholders met to address the needs of the uninsured residents of Cumberland County. Their commitment to our needs led them to form what is now, Cumberland HealthNET (CHN). CHN is a collaborative network of community organizations whose primary focus is to improve the health outcomes for the uninsured in Cumberland County by linking them with a medical home, as well as other needed health and community services.
Through its collaboration with seventeen other county and community organizations, Cumberland HealthNET seeks to improve access to care for the uninsured, improve coordination of services, provide needs assessments, identity overlaps and gaps in the services provided, provide community education and resources, advocate on behalf of the uninsured, and leverage and develop outside financial resources to support the work in Cumberland County through the following programs: Health Information, Well-Being Information, Housing & Homelessness Services, Insurance Information including qualification information, ACA Insurance, and CHN Insurance, COVID-19 Vaccination Program, Our Health Clinic, help with finding a medical professional, case management, prescription assistance, mental health assistance and nutrition information.
Give us a call or send us a message. We’ll set up a time to meet so we can learn more about you and your needs.