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.
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.
There was an unprecedented rise in the death rate for whites aged 45–54 years in North Carolina, according to a study published in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal. Chris Mansfield and colleagues at East Carolina University (E.C.U.) who authored the study found suicide and liver disease to be major contributors to the rise in deaths for middle-aged whites from 2000 to 2013.