Report Cover: Providers in Demand

Providers in Demand: North Carolina’s Primary Care and Specialty Supply

Published June 1, 2007

NCIOM Task Force on Primary Care and Specialty Supply


The NCIOM Task Force on Primary Care and Specialty Supply convened in 2006 to analyze current and projected trends in provider supply and to examine whether the existing production of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives will address the state’s growing healthcare needs. The task force examined trends in provider supply including: (1) types of providers (by specialty) likely to be needed to address future healthcare needs; (2) areas of the state that experience persistent shortages; and (3) underrepresentation of certain ethnic and racial minorities in specified health professions.


The goal of the task force’s work was to develop public and private policy options to ensure North Carolinians have access to the providers they need. View the report to see the task force’s recommendations.