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Formerly Incarcerated Transition Program of Orange County  

HandsCropWhat is the FIT Program?

Over 20,000 people are released annually from North Carolina prisons without a link to primary health care services. The FIT Program is designed to connect formerly incarcerated people with chronic illness to health care services. If eligible, a Community Health Worker from the FIT program will work to connect the participant to appropriate health services. Other community re-entry resources may be available to help with a comprehensive re-entry plan.

Who is Eligible?

The FIT Program assists people who suffer from chronic diseases during their reentry process (while still incarcerated), after release, and up to two years later.

Examples of Chronic Illnesses Are:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD or Emphysema
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Substance Use Disorders

Health Services

  • Primary Care through Piedmont Medical Health Center
  • Referral to Mental Health and Behavioral Health Services
  • Referral to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Referral to other resources needed (nutrition, tobacco
    cessation, etc.)
  • Assisting with obtaining and managing medications

Who We Are

The FIT Program of Orange County connects formerly incarcerated people with chronic illness to healthcare.

A partnership with:

  • Piedmont Medical Health Center
  • Orange County Health Department
  • UNC Family Medicine
  • NC Department of Public Safety

Referrals

For referrals to the FIT (Formerly Incarcerated Transition) Program of Orange County, contact:
Tommy Green
FIT Program
Community Health Woker
(919) 245-2397
hgreen@orangecountync.gov