Update Shows Improved Access to Behavioral Health

Progress has been made implementing all of the Task Force’s 13 recommendations

A review of the recommendations of the Task Force on Behavioral Health Services for the Military and Their Families shows enhanced training and increased access to services.

Legislators Graduate from Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program

The NCIOM Congratulates Graduates!

Sixteen members of the North Carolina General Assembly graduated from a months-long course in health policy armed with a better understanding North Carolina health policy issues.

NCIOM Launches Health Blog

Check out our latest Blog posts

We will be providing updates on current and future work, information and analysis on hot health policy topics, and summaries of recent articles in the NCMJ



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Shaping Policy for a Healthier State

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine, NCIOM, is an independent organization focused on improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians by providing analysis on the health and well-being of North Carolinians, identifying solutions to the health issues facing our state, building consensus toward evidence-based solutions, and informing health policy at the state and local level.

We bring together diverse stakeholders to develop solutions to the complex health problems in North Carolina.

The NCIOM’s task forces and other projects, including the NCMJ, have led to sustained improvements in the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

Current Work

Collaborating for a Healthier North Carolina

The NCIOM addresses the health needs of North Carolinians by working with stakeholder groups to identify evidence-based strategies to improve health and inform health policy.

Current Task Force

Task Force on Accountable Care Communities

ACCs are an emerging promising model for addressing the social, behavioral, and economic factors that impact health outcomes and health care cost. The NCIOM Task Force on Accountable Care Communities will develop recommendations for policies to support the development of ACCs and guidelines that will help communities create or expand ACCs.

Current Task Force

Bridging Local Systems: Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Services Collaboration

The Bridging Local Systems project is a collaborative effort between the NCIOM and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Current Task Force

Essentials for Childhood Backbone Organization

In early 2014, the NCIOM, in collaboration with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health (NC DPH), convened a statewide Task Force on Essentials for Childhood, tasked with studying and developing a collaborative, evidence-based, systems-oriented, public health-grounded initiative to address the issue of child maltreatment prevention and family well-being in North Carolina.

North Carolina Medical Journal

The Latest Issue

The Opioid Crisis: Substance Use and Harm Reduction in North Carolina

Current Issue June 7, 2018

In the Issue

This issue of the NCMJ addresses the sources, consequences, and potential solutions for the opioid crisis in North Carolina. Authors tackle the problem from a variety of perspectives, including public health, private practice, harm reduction, behavioral health, criminal justice, local government, and law enforcement.

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