North Carolina Medical Journal

The NCMJ is a journal of health policy analysis and debate copublished by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and The Duke Endowment.
Oral Health in North Carolina

Published December 1, 2017

This issue of the NCMJ explores approaches from North Carolina and around the nation in addressing oral health problems.

Musculoskeletal Health in North Carolina

Published September 29, 2017

This issue of the NCMJ examines a range of musculoskeletal health issues, strategies for improving management of such conditions, and gaps in care.

Accountable Care Communities: Connecting Communities and Health Care

Published July 1, 2017

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.

Beyond the Counter: Pharmacists’ Expanding Role in Health Care

Published May 1, 2017

This issue of the NCMJ discusses the ways in which the role of the pharmacist in health care in North Carolina has expanded.

Hearing and Vision in North Carolina: Screening, Preventing, and Preserving

Published March 1, 2017

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.

Medicaid in North Carolina: What is Over the Horizon?

Published January 1, 2017

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.

Women’s Health in North Carolina

Published November 1, 2016

Check out the November/December NCMJ to learn about infant mortality, prenatal care, HPV, osteoporosis, eating disorders, intimate partner violence, and more.

Infectious Diseases in North Carolina

Published September 1, 2016

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 in North Carolina

Published July 1, 2016

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.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Published May 1, 2016

The May/June issue of the NCMJ explores how new developments, as well as better prevention, are helping patients with a range of conditions.

North Carolina’s Health Care Workforce: Setting Sail for a New Destination

Published March 1, 2016

This issue of the NCMJ addresses the ramifications and opportunities of upcoming changes in health care delivery and payment models for the health care workforce in North Carolina.

Research in North Carolina

Published January 1, 2016

In this issue of the NCMJ, original research articles explore topics related to environmental health, social determinants of health, infectious diseases, health policy, clinical trial participation, and health care utilization.