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

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in North Carolina

Current Issue March 21, 2018

In the Issue

This issue of the NCMJ examines the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on lifelong health. Public health providers, social workers, and researchers share data on the impact of ACEs, details about related issues such as poverty and domestic violence, and recommendations for promoting resiliency. In addition to laying out the problem of childhood trauma, this issue provides examples of success stories from around the state, as well as prescriptions for how communities can combat ACEs in the future.

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