The North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s (NCIOM) Task Force on the Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina will develop a vision for the future of local public health in the state and recommendations to achieve that vision. This includes principles of health equity, leadership, connection between clinical services and population health, opportunities for targeted investments, public communication about the value of public health, and data integration to drive improvements in service delivery and outcomes.
The work of the task force is happening in conjunction with a special initiative of the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors (NCALHD) to improve the visibility and influence of public health as a critical part of the state’s health care safety net infrastructure, supported by a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The NCALHD will lead future action planning to implement task force recommendations with local public health departments, and additional partners may carry forward regional and state public health action planning, including policy development for consideration by the NC General Assembly.
Task Force Co-Chairs
Leah McCall Devlin, DDS, MPH
Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH
Granville-Vance Public Health
John Lumpkin, MD, MPH
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Vicki Lee Parker-High, MBA
North Carolina Business Council
Brieanne Lyda-McDonald, MSPH
North Carolina Institute of Medicine