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Commitment to Communities

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UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine hold unique positions of responsibility in North Carolina. As the state’s hospital we provide world-class care for all regardless of their ability to pay. In 2011 we provided more than $276 million in uncompensated care to people from all 100 counties in North Carolina. Click here to view a breakdown by county.

At the same time we train the physicians of tomorrow and provide ground-breaking research to benefit the lives of all North Carolinians. To help students afford the costs of pursuing medical and other health related degrees, in school year 2009-10 we provided more than $3.3 million in scholarships and financial support for our students.

A mission like ours can only be successful by connecting with the people before, during and after they leave our facilities. With that in mind, UNC Health Care has developed the Commitment to Communities program to expand its outreach into the community both locally and statewide.

Commitment to Communities’ strategic focus is a two-pronged approach to education. The first is to provide North Carolinians with the information and tools they need to maintain and improve their health. The second is to work with schools to attract young people to professions in the health care industry by educating them about the values and opportunities open to them through careers as physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.

Click here to view our Annual and Community Benefit reports.

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