Provider Outreach to Members

Some providers are encouraging patients to sign up for managed care (i.e. the Standard Plans) and listing the health plans they have contracted with to help patients with health plan selection. We welcome this engagement from our providers, but please note that not all Medicaid members are moving to managed care now. We understand receiving letters or other information from providers to sign up for a health plan is causing some confusion for our members who are not required to sign up at this time.

Members who are not required to sign up include those on the Innovations Waiver or people receiving intensive mental health or substance abuse services.

If you hear from your provider conducting outreach, we encourage you to call the NC Medicaid Enrollment Broker at 833-870-5500 (TTY: 833-870-5588). The enrollment broker can tell you if you are required to sign up for Medicaid Managed Care at this time and can help you with making an informed choice if you are.

Play Together

ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUNDS

the phrase play together in green color with kids playing aroundTrillium’s Play Together Accessible Playground grants have provided towns with the ability to build fully accessible, all-inclusive playgrounds for individuals with special needs and physical disabilities. Locations throughout eastern North Carolina now have 31, all-inclusive playgrounds, thanks to this grant from Trillium Health Resources.

Equipment varies in each playground and may include a Liberty Swing (accessible while in a wheelchair), Cruise Line, and zip line. Playgrounds have a rubberized surface to ensure safety for children and adults with mobility challenges, as well as wheelchair accessibility — all accommodations providing an opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to play together outside. 

Play Together Accessible Playgrounds

Grants were awarded to the following 31 locations: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret (Emerald Isle and Morehead City), Chowan, Craven (New Bern, Havelock and Dover), Currituck (Barco and Point Harbor), Dare, Gates, Hertford, Martin, Nash, New Hanover (Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach), Northampton, Onslow (Jacksonville and Swansboro), Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender (Hampstead and Burgaw), Perquimans, Pitt (Greenville and Ayden), Tyrell and Washington.  

Click on the map for more detailsMap of North Carolina with cities where playground was award color marked

Grants Funding for the Play Together Construction Grant for Accessible Playgrounds is a result of savings from operating as a Medicaid 1915 (b)(c) Waiver site. 

By managing Medicaid funding and services locally, we’ve been able to achieve cost efficiencies that allow us to reinvest savings into programs that increase resources and community engagement opportunities for the individuals and families we serve.

Reinvestment dollars were allocated to award to communities for the development of accessible playgrounds that allow young people of all abilities to come together. 

Each county received a grant amount appropriate for the scope of work and land space allocated for developing or updating a playground.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trillium provided three hand sanitizer stations at every inclusive playground to help fight the spread of the virus so that children can Play Together and Play Safe.

Playground Sanitation Stations 

picture showing new sanitize station on the park two woman from Trillium response team helping outside Pender Memorial Park new Hand sanitizer Station Showing new hand sanitizer Station at the park of New hanover

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