Our Impact

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Shaping Policy

Our work informs health policy in North Carolina, effecting positive change across the state

The goal of all NCIOM initiatives and research is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians by identifying evidence-based solutions with broad stakeholder support. The work of the NCIOM has led to improved health for North Carolinians and positive changes to health care delivery in North Carolina.

Increasing Access to Health Care

For over 40 years, the NCIOM has been involved in efforts aimed at expanding North Carolinians' access to high-quality, affordable health care. NCIOM task forces have focused on vulnerable populations, including uninsured pregnant women, children, and individuals with preexisting health conditions, as well as the availability and quality of health care services throughout the state.


NCIOM recommendations have led to the expansion of Medicaid coverage for pregnant women, the creation of the NC Health Choice program for children, the expansion of health professional training programs, and increased support for programs that support rural health practitioners.


NCIOM recommendations have led to increased utilization of preventive services, provider participation in Medicaid, and strengthening and supporting the health care safety net.

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Shaping Policy for a Healthier State

Our Work

Task Forces and Projects



Reports, Issue Briefs, and the NCMJ

North Carolina Health Data

Health and Well-Being Statistics