Community-integrated Health

The NC Alliance of YMCAs is partnering with the NC Medical Society Foundation on the Our Community Health Initiative (OCHI). This video highlights the key benefits of the integrated health model:

  • the capability to better close gaps in care to improve outcomes for patients;
  • access for medical providers to YMCA health coaches to assist in care management and obtaining Medicare reimbursement for their practice,
  • the opportunity for YMCAs to be reimbursed by managed care plans while improving quality of life for chronically ill patients. 


Together we have developed a HIPPA-compliant software platform to enable electronic referrals from health care providers to YMCAs that provide evidence-based health programs

We’re working towards statewide use of this platform to support this model to improve care for patients patients, health care providers and organizations like the Y who provide evidence-based health programs.

This video illustrates how the Y and other partners work together to improve health outcomes.