Health-Related Resources Needs

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social determinants of health, also referred to unmet health related resource needs are "Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play [that] affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes."

Trillium has been helping people with unmet health-related resource needs in our communities for years.  Where a person lives, learns, works, and plays all have a large impact on their health. We focus on housing, food, transportation, interpersonal violence/toxic stress, and more through our work with other community-based organizations across North Carolina.

Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) 

Map of HOP coverage counties

NCDHHS is launching the Healthy Opportunities Pilot, for eligible Medicaid members living in certain counties. The Healthy Opportunities Pilot is testing the impact of providing non-medical resources like housing, food and transportation to Medicaid enrollees. Trillium will work with NCDHHS and other designated entities to:

  1. Help members find the services they need when they need them.
  2. Make sure there is a diverse group of people participating.
  3. Improve number of agencies providing these resources.

Trillium will work with the following Network Leads in the Healthy Opportunities Pilot. Each Network Lead contracts with HumanService Organizations (HSOs) in their pilot region to provide Pilot services to eligible members.

Who is Eligible for the Healthy Opportunities Services?

Pilot services is available to eligible Trillium Health Resources members. To qualify for pilot services, Medicaid managed care members must live in one of the above the listed pilot counties and have: 

At least one Physical/Behavioral Health Criteria: (varies by population)

  • Adults(e.g., having two or more qualifying chronic conditions)
  • Pregnant Women (e.g., history of poor birth outcomes such as low birth weight)
  • Children, ages 0-3 (e.g., neonatal intensive care unit graduate)
  • Children 0-20 (e.g., experiencing three or more categories of adverse childhood experiences)


At least one Social Risk Factor:

  • Homeless or housing insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation insecurity
  • At risk of witnessing or experiencing interpersonal violence

What Services Can Members Receive Through the Pilots?

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