April 16th NCMGMA-NCMSF Webinar: Project OBOT and Our CHI


Project OBOT and Our CHI

April 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


This webinar will review two new programs formed by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation: Project Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) and Our Community Health Initiative (Our CHI).

Opioid Addiction is a treatable disease, but it requires significant care coordination and collaboration among providers and care resources. Providers, given proper training and surrounded with professionals to share in their patients’ treatment strategy, can successfully treat those suffering Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). With the formation of Project OBOT, the NCMS Foundation has established a coalition of organizations to facilitate the expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

The second program, Our CHI, endeavors to form a coalition that fosters single-source collaboration between Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) currently providing services that improve health, with local healthcare providers and social support networks.


Franklin Walker, MBA
VP Rural Health Systems Innovation; Executive Director, Community Practitioner Program; Executive Director, Project OBOT NC; Executive Director, Our Community Health Initiative
North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
Franklin Walker is the former CEO of a medical/surgical practice and adjunct faculty member at the UNC School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He holds an undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and an MBA from Xavier University. Franklin concentrates most of his efforts toward the rural and underserved populations in NC. He oversees the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program, which improves access to care, by offering educational loan repayment to providers who will work in underserved areas. He also directs the Society’s efforts to establish Accountable Care Organizations in non-metro areas, and through Project OBOT NC he directs opioid use disorder treatment programs.


This webinar is complimentary but space is limited! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.


For questions or more information please contact the NC Medical Society offices at ncmsfoundation@ncmedsoc.org.