Healthy North Carolina 2030: A Path Toward Health

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Shaping Policy for a Healthier State

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine, NCIOM, is an independent organization focused on improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians by providing analysis on the health and well-being of North Carolinians, identifying solutions to the health issues facing our state, building consensus toward evidence-based solutions, and informing health policy at the state and local level.

We bring together diverse stakeholders to develop solutions to the complex health problems in North Carolina.

The NCIOM’s task forces and other projects, including the NCMJ, have led to sustained improvements in the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

Current Work

Collaborating for a Healthier North Carolina

The NCIOM addresses the health needs of North Carolinians by working with stakeholder groups to identify evidence-based strategies to improve health and inform health policy.

Current Task Force

North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine is serving as a convening organization for the NC COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee, bringing together stakeholders that include public health experts, health care providers, advocacy organization leaders, and representatives of essential workers and at-risk populations. The NC COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee is charged with providing feedback on the operationalizing of the state’s plan for ordering, allocating, distributing, and communicating about the vaccine, especially with regard to prioritized and critical populations.

Current Task Force

Task Force on Maternal Health

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services established the Task Force on Maternal Health to bring together stakeholders and experts from across North Carolina to identify evidence-based solutions to best improve maternal health outcomes and to guide and develop a Maternal Health Strategic Plan for the state. 

Current Task Force

Access to Health Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Task Force on Access to Health Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has been established to study the current state and limitations of health services for the deaf and hard of hearing and the consequences of those limitations. Scope of work will include but not limited to interpreter training, distribution of interpreters, appropriate use of technology solutions, qualifications of sign language interpreters, and provider education.

Current Task Force

Perinatal System of Care

North Carolina ranks 42nd in infant mortality with 7.1 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, considerably higher than the national average. This NCIOM Task Force, in partnership with the Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services will convene to respond to Session Law 2018-93 and develop a perinatal system of care for the state aligned with Goal 3 of NC's Perinatal Health Plan 2016-2020.

North Carolina Medical Journal

The Latest Issue

Immunizing North Carolina: Celebrating Our Wins and Maintaining Momentum

Current Issue March 1, 2021

In the Issue

The latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal addresses the historical context of vaccination in our state, including areas in which the state has excelled and areas where we…

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