2024 nursing task force report

New Report from the Task Force on the Future of the Nursing Workforce

2024 oral health task force report

New Report from the Oral Health Transformation Task Force

Healthy Aging

New Report from the NCIOM Healthy Aging Task Force

Recognizing our 2024 Legislative Health Policy Fellows

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

Task Force on the Future of the Nursing Workforce

The nursing workforce in North Carolina, already vulnerable prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing unprecedented pressure and a need for coordinated, statewide solutions. Factors such as an aging population, health system transformations, and the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nursing workforce are increasing pressure on this sector. The North Carolina Institute of Medicine is convening state nursing leaders and practitioners across academia, health systems, local public health, and other sectors to develop an actionable vision for enhancing and supporting North Carolina's nursing workforce.

Current Task Force

NC Center on the Workforce for Health

In early 2021, NC AHEC, NCIOM, and the Sheps Center Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy began developing a concept for a statewide center focused on the collaborative and comprehensive development of North Carolina’s workforce for health. As of September 2023, these coordinating organizations have convened five quarterly meetings aimed at collecting and integrating feedback from state health care leaders on the priority goals, activities, and organizational structure of a North Carolina Center on the Workforce for Health.

Current Task Force

Oral Health Transformation Task Force

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is convening a task force to identify and develop consensus-driven, actionable recommendations to strengthen the delivery of oral health services through North Carolina's Medicaid program and promote whole-person health across the state.

The Oral Health Transformation Task Force will be guided by a focus on the needs of vulnerable populations and historically marginalized communities, and will include diverse perspectives, expertise, and lived experience in the collaborative design, development, and messaging of oral health transformation opportunities. The task force, which is generously supported by the Duke Endowment, will consider several aspects of oral health services in North Carolina in developing recommendations, including consumer access and experience, operations, provider networks, and quality measures and outcomes.

Current Task Force

Supporting Local Planning for Substance Use Disorder and Overdose Prevention Strategies

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is supporting county and regional multi-sector planning around substance use disorder and overdose prevention strategies in anticipation of forthcoming opioid settlement funds. Since July 2021, the NCIOM has engaged in several key activities, including the development of a learning collaborative process that will bring county-level stakeholders together to connect and align, conducting key perspective interviews, focus groups, and listening sessions to ensure inclusivity and understanding of the impacts of substance use disorders and overdose in communities across the state, and convening the leaders of several workstreams related to the opioid settlement to promote coordination.

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