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NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | March 8, 2018

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Seeks to Address Social Determinants of Health

Melanie Bush, deputy director of the Division of Medical Assistance, writes in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal that annual national health care expenditures exceed $3 trillion each year, but the U.S. experiences the highest infant mortality rate and higher rates of chronic disease than its international peers.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress ReleaseNews | March 5, 2018

How Do We Reduce the High Cost of Care in North Carolina? UNC Researchers Point to Tobacco Control

Tobacco use is responsible for most preventable deaths and diseases in North Carolina and the country. This is why UNC-Chapel Hill researchers point to tobacco control as a means to reduce health care costs in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | February 21, 2018

2018 Child Health Report Card Highlights Impact of Poverty on Child Health

The North Carolina Child Health Report Card, issued annually by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and NC Child, tracks key indicators of child health and well-being in four areas: Healthy Births, Access to Care, Secure Homes and Neighborhoods, and Health Risk Factors. The report provides data on such health concerns and risk factors as asthma, teen births, infant mortality, poverty, and child deaths.