On June 18, 16 members of the North Carolina General Assembly representing both parties and a range of experience will graduate from a months-long course in health policy armed with a better understanding of the issues facing their constituents.
According to the article, published in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, the switch from prescription opioids to illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl has moved the geographic heart of the problem in North Carolina.
A survey of treatment seekers at four different methadone clinics in North Carolina showed that while this community is well-informed about the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, many still don’t know how to use the kits or find them too cumbersome to carry.
The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Ben Money, CEO of the N.C. Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), with the Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership at the NCIOM 2017 Annual Meeting today.
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.