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.
For thirty 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.
Through a collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and other partners, the NCIOM has improved the health and well-being of North Carolinians through a focus on preventive care and population-based strategies.
The Prevention Task Force developed evidence-based recommendations to reduce preventable risk factors for poor health, death, and disability in North Carolina. The recommendations helped state, local, and philanthropic organizations focus investments and identify areas for collaboration.
In partnership with the Governor's Task Force for Healthy Carolinians, the NCIOM convened experts to develop the state's Healthy North Carolina 2020 plan, and drive state and local activities to improve population health.
Finally, the Task Force on Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Public Health provided recommendations to help local health departments identify and implement evidence-based programs to address local health needs.
NCIOM reports have highlighted the need for additional health professionals, particularly in our rural communities. The NCIOM Task Force on Primary Care and Specialty Supply report helped lead to
The NCIOM Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias recommendations have led to
The NCIOM Task Force on Behavioral Health Services for the Military and their Families report led to
The NCIOM Task Force on Transitions for People with Developmental Disabilities recommendations helped lead to
The NCIOM Task Force on Short- and Long-Term Solutions for Co-Location in Adult and Family Care Homes recommendations helped lead to
NCIOM has convened many task forces in partnership with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services to address the mental health and substance use service need of North Carolinians. These task forces have contributed to