Building on our inaugural Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program, which provided data and resources to help legislators make effective decisions about the health of our state, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine is holding Health Policy Briefings for interested legislative staff. Over 2 sessions, NCIOM will provide an overview of health policy and structure, urgent health issues facing North Carolina, the state’s priorities for health care delivery, and challenges and opportunities for improving the health of all North Carolinians. The program will include presentations and panels from health policy experts, service providers, and NCIOM researchers. This briefing is open to all legislative staff who want to learn more about health policy and the health issues facing North Carolina.
Session 1: Feb. 25, 9 am to 12 pm: At this session, NCIOM staff and experts discussed what North Carolina Institute of Medicine does, basics of health insurance (private and public), and information on structure and navigation of health and human services resources.
Session 2: April 29, 9 am to 1 pm: This session will provide in-depth information and discussion about the pressing health issues facing North Carolina: mental health and substance use; aging and end of life care; urban/rural disparities; and Medicaid transformation.
Participants may register for one or both sessions.
Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their district health priorities, and ways to be most helpful to constituents.