For more than 30 years, the NCIOM has shaped health policy in North Carolina by identifying solutions to the state’s health challenges. Our work has helped to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and positively changed how health care is delivered.
The NCIOM was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to serve as a non-political, independent source of analysis and advice on major health issues facing the state. Throughout its history, the NCIOM has been the leading source of information and public policy recommendations aimed at improving population health, health care access, and health care quality.
North Carolina faces many challenges as it strives to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians. Solving these problems must start with objective, evidence-based research on potential solutions. The NCIOM works collaboratively with stakeholders from across the state to identify and build consensus around actionable solutions to the health challenges facing our state.
The NCIOM disseminates information on health and health care in North Carolina, researches and analyzes programs, strategies, and policies to improve health, and develops consensus around which solutions will best meet the health needs of North Carolina.
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Fifty to ninety percent of all NCIOM task force recommendations have been acted upon by policymakers and health care leaders in North Carolina.
For example, in 2016, based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, the North Carolina General Assembly increased funding for programs and services for individuals with dementia and their families.