Child abuse and neglect impact tens of thousands of North Carolina children each year, with the effects ranging from toxic stress to death. Even when the worst doesn’t happen, the consequences of child abuse can impact a child and his or her family and community for the rest of their lives, as evidenced by research into adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Adverse experiences in childhood can lead to many negative health outcomes later in life, but for many kids the problems can start much earlier. In the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, Denise Presnell, a school social worker, writes about efforts in Watauga County to address childhood trauma.
New research, published in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, pinpoints 5- to 9-year-olds in the Eastern region of the state as the demographic with the most asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits in North Carolina.
According to an issue brief released today by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM), hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians gained health insurance coverage between 2013 and 2015. During that time, state data from the American Community Survey show a 4.7 percentage point decline in the number of uninsured under 65, or 387,000 fewer uninsured North Carolinians.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief reviewing the American Health Care Act passed by the US House of Representatives on May 4, 2017. The AHCA was designed to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget reconciliation process.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) today published an issue brief on several new options to expand insurance options to low income adults. These options include the Alternative Benefit Plan State Plan Amendments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Governor Cooper, Senate Bill 290, and House Bill 662.