This issue of the NCMJ addresses the sources, consequences, and potential solutions for the opioid crisis in North Carolina. Authors tackle the problem from a variety of perspectives, including public health, private practice, harm reduction, behavioral health, criminal justice, local government, and law enforcement.
This issue of the NCMJ examines the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on lifelong health. Public health providers, social workers, and researchers share data on the impact of ACEs, details about related issues such as poverty and domestic violence, and recommendations for promoting resiliency. In addition to laying out the problem of childhood trauma, this issue provides examples of success stories from around the state, as well as prescriptions for how communities can combat ACEs in the future.
This issue of the NCMJ explores the high cost of care in North Carolina. By incorporating several viewpoints, including that of providers, consumers, insurance, and pharma, this issue provides a broad overview of the various drivers of high health care costs. This issue also discusses managing the cost of care through addressing social determinants of health, tobacco use, and an aging population.
This issue of the NCMJ explores approaches from North Carolina and around the nation in addressing oral health problems.
This issue of the NCMJ examines a range of musculoskeletal health issues, strategies for improving management of such conditions, and gaps in care.
This issue of the NCMJ explores the opportunities of accountable care communities in North Carolina and highlights initiatives across the state that are already engaging in this collaborative work.
This issue of the NCMJ discusses the ways in which the role of the pharmacist in health care in North Carolina has expanded.
This issue of the NCMJ discusses the prevalence of hearing and vision loss in North Carolina, the importance of screening, preventive measures that can be taken, and advances in treatment.
This issue of the NCMJ discusses aspects of the newly proposed system, potential challenges to implementation, and how this new Medicaid system might impact population health.
Check out the November/December NCMJ to learn about infant mortality, prenatal care, HPV, osteoporosis, eating disorders, intimate partner violence, and more.
The Sept/Oct issue of the NCMJ addresses influenza, HIV, and syphilis, as well as lesser-known diseases such as La Crosse encephalitis and parasitic skin infections.
Value-based care aims to promote better health—and better patient experiences—while controlling costs. The July/August issue of the NCMJ discusses some of the ways this can be accomplished.