Dr. Robert Wineburg, the Jefferson Pilot Excellence professor in the Department of Social Work, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding a joint report about affordable healthcare that is being presented at the White House.

Wineburg is working alongside Rev. Odell Cleveland, a Baptist minister and the chief administrative officer at Greensboro’s Mount Zion Baptist Church. They will be presenting a 24-page report that they believe could change how affordable, preventative healthcare can be delivered nationwide. This venture would not be possible without connections with the church and community.

“It’s like we’ve discovered America,” Wineburg told the paper. “We are uncovering the American community. It’s all there. Institutions and organizations are doing their own thing without thinking about the common thing: better health.”

Cleveland and Wineburg also worked together on the Welfare Reform Liaison Project, a nonprofit organization that has helped put hundreds of local people back to work and reduced welfare dependency by $10 million over 15 years. The pair will talk to Lisa Carr, the associate director for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships,who is interested in hearing about what is starting to happen in Greensboro with healthcare. UNCG is also involved in this venture, as well as Cone Health and Wake Forest University’s medical school and School of Divinity.