The North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill envisions a society with equitable access to culturally competent health care across all racial and ethnic groups irrespective of geographic location (urban or rural) or socioeconomic status – in short, a society where no health disparities exist.

Our mission is to increase the number of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are educated, trained and employed in the health professions.

We accomplish this with Pre-College and College Programming by:

  • increasing awareness of career opportunities in the health professions
  • cultivating interests in pursuit of health professions
  • enhancing opportunities to gain access to formal training and education programs in health professions
  • increasing the probability of success in completing formal training and education programs in the health professions