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January 24, 2019

Essentials for Childhood Task Force Provides Tools for Tackling Opioids’ Impact on Children & Families

By Michelle Ries

By Michelle Ries   Opiate use is increasingly affecting children and families in North Carolina, and many stakeholders agree that primary prevention of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and…

January 11, 2019

Newborn Screening in North Carolina

By Kaitlin Phillips

More than 150 million babies in the United States have been screened for critical health problems soon after birth, and many of their heel stick samples have been analyzed using…

December 10, 2018

North Carolina Medicaid Healthy Opportunities Pilots

By Brieanne Lyda-McDonald

By Brieanne Lyda-McDonald    North Carolina’s Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver [1] was approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on October 24, 2018, and paves the way for…

November 27, 2018

Using Data to Promote Quality of Care Under Medicaid Transformation

By Berkeley

By Berkeley Yorkery   In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law requiring the new Medicaid delivery system and Prepaid Health Plan contracts to be “built on defined…

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