Previous Task Forces & Projects

The recommendations of Previous Task Forces and Projects have led to improved health for North Carolinians and positive changes to health care delivery in North Carolina.

 

Task Force on Transitions for People with Developmental Disabilities

There are approximately 150,000 people living with developmental disabilities in North Carolina. Many of these individuals will need assistance as they transition from one setting…

Health Access Study Group

The lack of health insurance coverage is the foremost barrier to accessing health care services. Nearly one-fifth of the non-elderly population in North Carolina, more…

Task Force on Substance Abuse Services

Substance abuse carries huge direct and indirect costs to society. In 2005-2006 in North Carolina, more than 700,000 people age 12 or older (8.5%) reported…

Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a health condition that encompasses various levels of kidney damage, ranging from a decline in function to kidney failure. During…

Task Force on Health Literacy

North Carolina has a high percentage of individuals with low literacy levels. This issue raises significant health implications, as individuals with low literacy skills more…

Task Force on Primary Care and Specialty Supply

The NCIOM convened the Task Force on Primary Care and Specialty Supply in 2006 to analyze current and projected trends in provider supply and to…

Task Force on Ethics and Pandemic Influenza Planning

In 2006, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health awarded funding to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to…

Task Force on Covering the Uninsured

The NCIOM Task Force on Covering the Uninsured focused its work on expanding health insurance coverage to the two groups most likely to lack coverage—small…

Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention

Child maltreatment is a devastating social problem that affects the lives of millions of children in the United States each year. In North Carolina, a…

Task Force on North Carolina Healthcare Safety Net

In 2003, there were more than 1.4 million uninsured North Carolinians. The lack of insurance coverage affects the uninsured person and his or her family,…

Task Force on the Nursing Workforce

The NCIOM Task Force on the Nursing Workforce examined the need for nurses, their requisite skills and qualifications, the capacity of the state’s educational institutions…

Task Force on the NC Health Choice Program

In 2003, given the fiscal constraints of the state budget, the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services asked the NCIOM…