Communities in all 100 counties across North Carolina are facing an ever-changing landscape. People are coming together to work for good and provide access to safe housing, healthy food, medicine, education and resources – the core drivers of health.

Blue Cross NC has embarked on our Extra Miles Tour, a listening tour across our great state, meeting with community leaders who are making a positive impact. Their solutions include regional economic development initiatives, collaborative partnerships between healthcare providers and community colleges, and more. Over the duration of this tour, we’ll visit every county to understand what they’re facing and how we can lift up those who are going the extra mile – the people who live and work in their communities, and know them best.

Our goal is to understand the complex diversity of our state, to celebrate those working to improve the health and well-being of all North Carolinians, and to learn from their worthy efforts to create solutions for our toughest shared challenges.

County by county, we’re meeting leaders who are going the extra mile

Use the interactive map or select a county from the list below to explore NC with us:

Dr. Tunde Sotunde

“The Extra Miles Tour is the perfect opportunity for Blue Cross NC leadership to listen and learn from our members and the communities we are fortunate to serve. We know that the most powerful way to connect with others is to listen, and we are building relationships that will help us better serve our state.”

Tunde Sotunde, President and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Video Highlights

The Extra Miles Tour is visiting all 100 counties – we’re hearing from communities across the state!

Rainbow Kidz helps children in Iredell County cope with grief after losing a parent or care giver.

ECU School of Dental Medicine’s community service learning centers offer better access to dental care to patients across the state.

Davidson-Davie Community College’s healthcare apprenticeship program supports future workers so they can earn while they learn.

ECU’s RISE29 empowers students to support existing businesses and create new microenterprises in eastern NC.