Jan/Feb 2022 NCMJ Social & Economic Factors

Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina

HNC 2030

Healthy North Carolina 2030: A Path Toward Health


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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.

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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.

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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.

Current Task Force

Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program

Current Task Force

Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina

The Task Force on the Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina will identify specific and actionable recommendations to move the state from a consensus around the urgent need for investment in local public health to a plan for targeted investments and measurable outcomes to modernize the role and performance of local public health in North Carolina.

Current Task Force

Carolinas Pandemic Preparedness Task Force

The challenges of illness, job loss, isolation, economic distress, and educational interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic highlight the need to develop consensus-driven and actionable recommendations to support timely, coordinated response efforts and address community resilience. Starting in July 2021, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) will be convening a joint task force to assess lessons learned during the first year of the current pandemic and develop consensus on actionable recommendations for resilient response.

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Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina

Current Issue January 3, 2022

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The first issue of the year focuses on the social and economic factors of health, as detailed in Healthy North Carolina 2030. Read the articles in this issue to learn more about the Healthy NC 2030 initiative, and see how people across NC are moving its work forward.

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