R.A.M.S. Kitchen was in the news 9/5/2021 – the segment highlights the initiative and its successes in the highland community

Kintegra is proud to open the doors of  Kintegra Pediatric Medicine – Shelby!

This new addition sees the  integration of Pediatric Associates of Cleveland County (PACC)  into the Kintegra family of practices.

Dr. Ahmed and her PACC team, Kaitlin Roberts (PSR), Melissa Dzwonkowski (MA) and Alyse Treece (MA) are joined by Haley Angel, FNP-C.  The practice will continue the excellent care for Dr. Ahmed’s existing patients, while providing access to care for more children in the community.  Behavioral Health services will also be provided.

ncIMPACT,  a UNC TV (now called PBS NC) show, aired their Episode 7, at 7:30pm Friday 21, 2021:  Improving Healthcare Access & Outcomes.

Anita Brown-Graham talks with experts about improving healthcare access and outcomes by tackling upstream issues like Access to nutritious food, physical activity, job status. The Healthier Highland initiative in Gaston County is highlighted— demonstrating what can be achieved with strong community collaboration.

Here is a recording of the program!

About ncIMPACT:

ncIMPACT examines issues around our state including education, jobs, healthcare, and others. Host Anita Brown-Graham and her team from the UNC School of Government bring the listening, learning and leading that create conversations, going into the communities that are tackling these problems head on. Talking to the people on the ground, Brown-Graham identifies ways in which they are positively affecting others and making changes, while examining if these innovative solutions can be applied in other communities across the state.

PBS North Carolina is partnering with the UNC School of Government, with sponsorship by Civic Federal Credit Union, for this compelling series.

Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge: Phase 1 Winners

Kintegra Health has been selected by HRSA as one of the  Phase 1 Winners of the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge. MCHB (Maternal & Child Health Bureau)  received more than 240 submissions from teams across the nation, including nearly 200 cities, 44 states, and Puerto Rico. They proposed a range of innovations to increase access to and utilization of well-child visits and/or immunizations in primary care settings. Their panel of Expert Advisors and Federal Judges was incredibly impressed with the strength of the submissions.

The panel chose 50 Phase 1 Winners to receive a $10,000 cash prize and move forward to Phase 2 of the Challenge.

Kintegra was selected for the submission entitled:  Vaccine and Well Child Check Outreach Strategies

The winners represent:




In Phase 2, competitors will deploy their proposed innovations. Up to 20 of the Phase 1 winners will then win a $25,000 cash prize.

See the list of Phase 1 Winners.

Learn more about HRSA’s P4 Challenge

R.A.M.S., an acronym for Really Amazing Meals with Soul, has brought fast food with a healthy twist to the Highland Community. Part of the Healthy Highland Collaborative, the kitchen operates out of the Third Street Presbyterian Church at 605 N. Highland St.  See R.A.M.S in the news  here

We are exciting about our collaboration with PatientPing, whose ADT (Admission/Discharge/Transfer) notification system will help us in our strategy to provide value-based care.

Click on the link below to read about this initiative.  The article features an overview from Kintegra Health’s Lavondia Alexander, CQO who discuss the strategy and benefits of this work to improve patient health outcomes.

Freida Mitchell, FNP-C at KFM Kings Mountain joined a live Town Hall Video Chat on February 24th, to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine,  and provide clarity on

Freida was joined by Tiffany Crank, Cancer Program Development Specialist at Levine Cancer Institute.

The session was hosted by Donnie Thurman, with a special welcome by Pastor Melvin Clark

Click on the link below to watch the session.

You can also find this on the Kintegra Health Facebook page.  Please share!

Kintegra continues its mobile Drive-Up COVID-19 testing services at no cost to you!

See our scheduled testing locations at

Call 704. 874.3316 to learn more.

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has developed a cutting-edge pilot project with 20 select health centers in 16 states around the country who will now offer patients their own self-care tools and remote patient monitoring to prevent unnecessary health problems.

Kintegra Health is proud to be selected as one of 20 health centers in 16 States across the nation participating in this exciting pilot.

NACHC’s project is called, “Leading Change: Transforming At-Home Care”.

Read the full press release here.

For a list of Health Centers participating in this pilot, click here

Thousands of young children receive annual dental care on campus, as part of Kintegra’s Dental ACCESS Program and the Mobile Dental Unit. Read about this exciting program in the September 2020 feature article published by the NC Oral Health Collaborative.

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