Join colleagues and partners from across the state to network, reflect, and work toward health policy solutions in North Carolina. The 2023 North Carolina Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting, Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Youth: Solutions for a Brighter Future, will highlight the factors that influence the health and well-being of our state’s children, from social drivers of health to protective supports at the family, individual, and community levels. The 2023 NCIOM Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity to examine the causes of rising prevalence of mental health and substance use issues and encourage innovation in how we care for children, youth, and families in our state.
Sandy Chung, MD, FAAP, the 2023 President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), will provide the keynote address centered on effective state-level policies that expand access to mental health services and evidence-based prevention. Dr. Sandy Chung has held over 30 state and national leadership positions, including Founder and Medical Director of the Virginia Mental Health Access Program, a statewide initiative that helps healthcare providers take better care of children and adolescents with mental health conditions through provider education and increasing access to child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and care navigators. She is the CEO of Trusted Doctors, a pediatric practice of over 180 clinicians in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and serves as Medical Director of Informatics at Children’s National Hospital’s Pediatric Health Network.
The NCIOM Annual Meeting panels will offer a deep dive into prevention, access to physical and mental health care, unique social drivers of health for children and youth, the workforce that cares for this population, and much more. A legislative roundtable featuring state lawmakers will give participants the opportunity to hear from policymakers regarding their priorities for action.
The 2023 NCIOM Annual Meeting will be held on November 14, 2023 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC, with the presenting sponsor The Duke Endowment. We hope you will join us and leaders across our state for a day of learning, connection, and insights for moving forward on this important health issue.
NCIOM's 2022 annual meeting focused on the challenges of recruitment, retention, and support for North Carolina’s workforce for health.
The NCIOM's 2021 Annual Meeting explored the behavioral health goals identified by the Healthy NC 2030 initiative. The meeting featured expert speakers on topics including substance use and overdose, access to behavioral health services, suicide prevention, and adverse childhood experiences.
The NCIOM's 2019 Annual Meeting discussed Medicaid transformation in North Carolina. Discussion topics included the Healthy Opportunities Pilots, the NCCARE360 resource platform, navigating the transition, monitoring, oversight, evaluation, and special populations, as well presentations by representatives from each of the Medicaid Prepaid Health Plans.
The NCIOM's 2017 Annual Meeting focused on how community organizations, health systems, insurers, and others can share responsibility for the health of our communities using an accountable care communities model. Accountable care communities address health from a community perspective, pulling multiple stakeholders together in a coalition that shares responsibility for addressing multiple determinants of health. Accountable care communities use collaborative and integrated strategies to promote health, prevent disease, and ensure access to quality services.
The NCIOM's 2020 Annual Meeting explored research on the long-term potential impacts of foregone care due to COVID-19 on population health and the health system. Panelists and speakers discussed the factors that drove these impacts, such as changes in insurance coverage, capacity of the health system, changes to models of care and payment models, and drivers of health.
The NCIOM's 2018 Annual Meeting explored how practices and systems across the state are evolving from coordinated care to team-based care models. While coordinated care has been widely embraced and implemented across North Carolina, true team-based care is still an elusive target for many health systems and providers. Team-based care has the potential to improve efficiency, effectiveness, value, outcomes, and patient and provider satisfaction. However, profound changes in culture and organization of care, education and training, financing, the fundamental nature of interactions.