From the Memphis Model to the North Carolina Way: Lessons from Emerging Health System and Faith Community Partnerships

Necessary components for building robust health system and congregational partnerships to address social determinants of health and impact health care utilization include partnership growth, allocation of health system resources, community trust, and time. This commentary describes and compares the Congregational Health Network’s Memphis Model to early local efforts at clinical-faith community partnerships in North Carolina, which we call “The North Carolina Way.”

Teresa Cutts, Gary Gunderson, Dean Carter, Melanie Childers, Phillip Long, Lisa Marisiddaiah, Helen Milleson, Dennis Stamper, Annika Archie, Jeremy Moseley, Emily Viverette, Bobby Baker

This piece appears in North Carolina's Medical Journal