In the Community

 The services of a Community Health Center reach beyond primary care. Part of our mission is community outreach and education. We are here for the entire community, not just the patients who walk into our doors. To stay updated on current activities and upcoming events, please sign up for our eNewsletter at the bottom of this page. We want to keep you connected!




Community Outreach & Education

 Advance Community Health participates in many community events and health fairs, providing information on our medical and dental services, outreach and enrollment assistance and voter registration. See below for a list of upcoming events. 

One example is the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. Our dental team provides nearly $7,000 worth of free dental screenings and care. We serve children who do not have regular access to dental care, some of whom have never been to the dentist before.

ACA Outreach & Enrollment

Advance Community Health works with community partners in assisting both patients and the community residents enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. We have Outreach and Enrollment staff in both Wake and Franklin county, and participate in community events.

Learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace


Site Tours

Throughout the year, we invite elected officials to see a Community Health Center first-hand. From local elected officials to state senators, we welcome visitors to learn about the value and impact of a Community Health Center. Pictured left, US Senator Thom Tillis visited our new Southeast Raleigh facility during Health Center Week. “Your track record speaks for itself,” he said. You’re doing things very well.”


Reach Out & Read Partnership

Getting books from the doctor is becoming a routine at our pediatrics practice, thanks to a partnership with Reach Out and Read and Wake County SmartStart, which provided a generous grant to launch the program. 

Our pediatricians incorporate Reach Out and Read’s evidence-based model into regular pediatric well-visits by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children. This program would not be possible without the support of our partners.

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Marilyn Dorsey, Practice Manager


“I find the work rewarding since we work to fill a void, to provide coverage where otherwise many patients could not receive the medical care needed.”

Marilyn Dorsey, Practice Manager