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.
Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Published September 18, 2018

This issue takes a look at the myriad ways the environment affects the health of North Carolinians.

Team-Based Care in North Carolina

Published July 16, 2018

This issue of the NCMJ examines the role of teams in North Carolina’s health care ecosystem. It takes a look at what really makes a good health care team, whether North Carolina’s workforce is prepared for team-based care, alternative financing models for this type of care, the roles of the patient and of technology as part of the team, and more.

The Opioid Crisis: Substance Use and Harm Reduction in North Carolina

Published June 7, 2018

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.

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in North Carolina

Published March 21, 2018

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.

The High Cost of Care in North Carolina

Published February 8, 2018

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.

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.