The Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program will provide participants with the data and resources needed to make effective decisions about the health of our state. Over three full-day sessions during the in fall of 2019, participating General Assembly members will learn about the 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, with a focus on evidence-based solutions.
Participants will also have opportunities to network with health policy researchers, state agency staff, and legislative colleagues. The program will be held in alternating years.
Given the large portion of the state budget dedicated to health care and health related services, decisions regarding health policy have tremendous impact on North Carolina’s economy and the health of individuals and communities. The program will provide General Assembly members with resources needed to make effective decisions about the health of our state.
This program is supported by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Cone Health Foundation, the Duke Endowment, and the Commonwealth Fund.
Program sessions will include presentations and panels from health policy experts, policymakers, and nationally renowned guest speakers. NCIOM staff will work with participating legislators to prioritize special topics of interest and to ensure a balance of formal presentations and informal discussion and networking time.
Participants will also select at least two topics for future research and publication by the NCIOM as issue briefs. The first issue brief will be presented to participants and other legislators at a reception where Legislative Health Policy Fellows will be recognized and awarded with certificates of completion.
All sessions will be held at NCIOM, 630 Davis Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560.
The program is best suited for early career legislators (those in their first three terms) but is open to all legislators who want to learn more about health policy and resources.
Please note: Enrollment is limited to 20 legislators.
To enroll, or for more information, please contact:
Michelle Ries, MPH
Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH
President and CEO
2019 Legislative Health Policy Fellows:
Representative Kelly Alexander, D, District 107- Mecklenburg
Senator Deanna Ballard, R, District 45 - Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes
Representative Lisa Barnes, R, District 7 - Franklin, Nash
Representative Mary Belk, D, District 88 - Mecklenburg
Senator Jim Burgin, R, District 12 - Harnett, Johnson
Representative Christy Clark, D, District 98 - Mecklenburg
Representative Zack Hawkins, D, District 31 - Durham
Representative Rachel Hunt, D, District 103 - Mecklenburg
Representative Verla Insko, D, District 56 - Orange
Representative Marcia Morey, D, District 30 - Durham
Senator Jim Perry, R, District 7 - Lenoir, Wayne
Representative Joe Sam Queen, D, District 119 - Haywood, Jackson
Senator Vickie Sawyer, R, District 34 - Iredell, Yadkin
Representative Wayne Sasser, R, District 67 - Cabarrus, Stanly
Senator Sam Searcy, D, District 17 - Wake
Representative Raymond Smith, D, District 21 - Sampson, Wayne
Representative Julie von Haefen, D, District 36 - Wake
Senator Joyce Waddell, D, District 40 - Mecklenburg
Representative Ashton Wheeler Clemmons, D, District 57 - Guilford
Session 1: October 7, 2019. 9 am to 4 pm
Session 2: November 4, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm
Session 3: December 9, 2019. 9 am to 4 pm
(Note: topics subject to change due to speaker availability)
Shaping Policy for a Healthier North Carolina