The Wake County Familiar Faces Health Collaborative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Wake County’s most vulnerable residents by meeting their individual needs and goals through a “whole person” approach where medical and social service providers across the care system share information and collaborate to provide integrated, holistic, and trauma-competent care.
“Familiar Faces” are the most frequent users of emergency, medical, social, law enforcement, homeless, and other public services. Failure to address social determinants of health (SDOH) for this most vulnerable population has caused unnecessary illness and poor quality of life as various county systems overlook key needs of individuals. Additionally, these repeated interactions (often with high-cost services) are costly.
All people of Wake County — including vulnerable individuals with multiple, complex needs — can sustainably live safe, fulfilling, and meaningful lives.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
Our 2020-2023 RWJF Clinical Scholars lead the clinical perspectives for the familiar faces project design. This inter-professional, cross-organizational team of providers received a three-year grant to research, design and implement an evidence-based, client-centered, holistic care model that improves Familiar Faces’ physical, mental and social wellbeing.
2020-2023 RWJF Clinical Scholars:
Jose Cabañas, MD, MPH, FACEP
Wake County EMS
Derrick John Hoover, MD, FAAFP
Keturah Y. Beckham, MSW, LSCWA, CHC, CPA
Community Case Manager
WakeMed Health & Hospital
Thava Mahadevan, MS, LCAS
Director of Operations
UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Jason Wittes, PharmD
Wake County Health Clinics/Human Services
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