Community Partnerships

Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina (CCPEC)

The Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina is one of North Carolina's fifteen networks for managing the care of the Medicaid population. This public-private partnership builds on the primary care case management model called Carolina Access which was introduced in the early 1990's.

Under this model, enrollees choose a primary care provider who is responsible for coordinating the care of his or her enrollees. The CCPEC expands this model to include a network of providers and organizations that care for the Medicaid population in eastern North Carolina. The program, whose goals are to improve access, quality and costs, links the services of primary care providers with those provided at the local hospital, Health Department and Department of Social Services. Nurse Case Managers provide high-risk individuals with education, guidance and support. Current care management initiatives include asthma, high-risk obstetrics, diabetes and frequent utilizers of the hospital's emergency department. The project is administered by Access East, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

For more information, call 252-847-6809.

Community Resources

Local and national resource list for:
  • Domestic violence
  • Family planning
  • Immunizations
  • Mental health
  • Pregnancy services
  • Rape victims
  • Sexual health
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide prevention
View a list of available Community Resources (PDF).

Food Literacy Partners Program

The Food Literacy Partners Program is a project led by the ECU Department of Public Health that is open to all Pitt County citizens. The Program is designed to train and certify community volunteers to provide nutrition and physical activity education in a variety of settings. The program provides 20 hours of training in return for a 20 hour service commitment.

For more information or to find out how you can become a Food Literacy Partner, please call 252-744-3123 or 252-744-4033.


An estimated 20,000+ people in Pitt County are uninsured and do not have access to a primary care physician. HealthAssist is a partnership between local communities and organizations including Vidant Medical Centerl, Pitt County Medical Society, private physicians, Pitt County Health Department and ECU School of Medicine to provide access to medical services including prescription medicines, social services, health education and other programs. The program targets working uninsured Pitt County residents living at or below 125% of federal poverty level.  For more information, call 252-847-2821.

Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC)

A diverse group representative of many types of agencies and parents concerned with young children and their families. LICC is charged with identifying and responding to gaps in services for children within Pitt County. For more information, please call 252-902-2353.

Nutrition Education Outreach

The Health Department provides a variety of nutrition services both in the health department and in the community in order to positively impact the health and wellness of the community. Learn about the Nutrition Education Outreach program.


The Pitt County AIDS Service Organization provides services to families affected by HIV/AIDS in addition to prevention programs. Visit the PiCASO website for more information.

Pitt Partners for Health

Community improvement partnership with representatives from local churches, businesses, communities and human service agencies.

The partnership responds collaboratively to the compelling health needs of Pitt County residents through assessment, resource identification, development of citizen advocacy, and comprehensive planning and coordination of health intervention and prevention strategies.

Presently, the three priorities for Pitt Partners for Health include:
  • Access to Care
  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity

  For more information, please call 252-847-8265.

Smart Start

The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, Inc. (MPPFC) is the Local Smart Start Agency for Martin and Pitt Counties. Crossing boundaries, the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, Inc. will work together through community and family efforts to ensure that all children between birth and 5 are able to enter school healthy and ready to learn.

Visit the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children website for more information.