Our Work

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Current Task Forces & Projects

Collaborating for a Healthier North Carolina

The NCIOM brings together stakeholder groups to identify evidence-based strategies to address the health issues facing our state. To learn more about our current task forces and projects, click below.

Legislative Health Policy Fellows

The Legislative Health Policy Fellows Program will provide participants with the resources needed to make effective decisions about the health of our state. Legislators will learn about the health issues facing North Carolina, the state’s priorities for health care delivery, and challenges and opportunities for improving
the health of all North Carolinians, with a focus on evidence-based solutions.


The North Carolina Medical Journal  (NCMJ), is a bimonthly journal of health policy debate. Themed issues of the NCMJ tackle critical health policy problems impacting North Carolina. In each issue health policy makers, researchers, and practitioners share their work and provide evidence-based practices and policies to help improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

Annual Health Policy Meeting

Each fall the NCIOM hosts its annual health policy meeting  to explore an important health issue affecting North Carolina. Issues such as access, mental health, economic development, and food policy have been the focus of recent meetings.  Our annual meeting brings national, state, and local leaders to Raleigh to discuss that year's health policy topic.


Previous Task Forces & Projects

Previous NCIOM Task Forces and Projects have covered a wide range of issues including:

  • Access to care
  • Underserved or vulnerable populations (e.g. children, older adults, people with disabilities)
  • Health professional workforce
  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Quality
  • Affordable health care

The findings and recommendations for each Task Force are available under Publications.



Statement on Health Equity: The North Carolina Institute of Medicine has as its mission the improvement of health and well-being for all North Carolinians. We know structural racism results in death, poor health, and inequitable opportunities for North Carolinians to live healthy and safe lives. The devastating killings of Black people by police recently in the news are just the latest instances of structural racism and violence leading to the loss of Black lives, and we know that without action to address policies that result in structural inequities, these deaths will continue. We stand with our fellow North Carolinians in expressing grief and anger, and we commit to working with diverse stakeholders to identify policies and practices that will address the impacts of structural racism, improve health, and save lives in communities of color.

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

Shaping Policy for a Healthier North Carolina

About Us

History and Mission of the NCIOM


Our Impact

Informing Health Policy


Reports, Issue Briefs, and the NCMJ