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NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | February 21, 2018

2018 Child Health Report Card Highlights Impact of Poverty on Child Health

The North Carolina Child Health Report Card, issued annually by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and NC Child, tracks key indicators of child health and well-being in four areas: Healthy Births, Access to Care, Secure Homes and Neighborhoods, and Health Risk Factors. The report provides data on such health concerns and risk factors as asthma, teen births, infant mortality, poverty, and child deaths.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | February 15, 2018

Edgecombe Community Comes Together to Fight High Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates

In 2007, Susan G. Komen for the Cure released a report listing Edgecombe County, North Carolina as having one of the highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in the nation. The report cited an incidence rate of 185.3 per 100,000 population based on a 2003 statistic, which was an all-time high for Edgecombe County.

NewsFeaturedNewsNewsPress Release | January 16, 2018

North Carolina Institute of Medicine Launches Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) has launched the Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program to provide General Assembly members with resources and data to inform health policy decision-making and priorities. The inaugural 2018 class of Legislative Health Policy Fellows is comprised of 22 state legislators.