The NCIOM produces task force reports, issue briefs, and the North Carolina Medical Journal.
Issue Brief: Health Care Workforce – Current Status, Looking Forward, and Possible Solutions

Published May 14, 2024

Health systems are among the top 10 employers of North Carolinians, yet we face shortages of nurses, direct care workers, and behavioral health professionals. The rebound in health care workers…

Time for Action: Securing A Strong Nursing Workforce for North Carolina

Published May 8, 2024

The Task Force on the Future of the Nursing Workforce was convened from February 2023 to January 2024 with funding from The Duke Endowment, the North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Office,…

Transforming Oral Health Care in NC

Published April 24, 2024

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) convened a task force to identify and develop consensus-driven, actionable recommendations to strengthen the delivery of oral health services and promote whole-person health across the state.

The Oral Health Transformation Task Force was guided by a focus on the needs of vulnerable populations and historically marginalized communities, and included diverse perspectives, expertise, and lived experience in the collaborative design, development, and messaging of oral health transformation opportunities.

2023 Annual Impact Update

Published January 18, 2024

In 2023, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine celebrated 40 years of serving our state. Through convening a broad range of state stakeholders, identifying actionable strategies to improve health, and providing research and data to inform policymaking,

A Place to Thrive: Creating Opportunities to Age Well in North Carolina

Published October 23, 2023

The Task Force on Healthy Aging was convened from May 2022 to April 2023 with funding from The Duke Endowment, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC…

Practical Considerations for North Carolina’s Community Leaders: The Challenges, Opportunities, and Transformative Potential of Opioid Settlement Funds

Published June 16, 2023

Between December 2021 and October 2022, North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) staff spoke with 62 North Carolinians about their perspectives on the current strengths, challenges, and opportunities of substance…

Issue Brief: Malnutrition & Older Adults in North Carolina

Published May 1, 2023

By 2028, 1 in 5 North Carolinians will be over the age of 65. Among these older adults, fifteen percent will not have reliable access to enough nutritious food on a regular basis. Nutritional deficiencies result in more than $140 million in annual costs related to disease-associated malnutrition among people over 65 in North Carolina. This brief describes the current state of malnutrition among older adults in North Carolina, what is currently being done to address it, and additional potential action to address this growing problem.

2023 Child Health Report Card

Published April 11, 2023

In 2023, North Carolina earned failing grades in several key areas, including Mental Health, School Health, Housing & Economic Security, and Birth Outcomes.

2022 Annual Impact Update

Published January 24, 2023

In 2023, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine celebrates four decades of serving the people of our state. We kicked off our celebration of this milestone with a commissioned 40th…

Foundations of Health and Opportunity: Investing in the Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina

Published December 30, 2022

The Task Force on the Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina was convened from August 2021 to May 2022 with funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust…

Pandemic Preparedness, Response, and a Resilient Future for North Carolina: Recommendations from the Carolinas Pandemic Preparedness Task Force

Published October 16, 2022

The Carolinas Pandemic Preparedness Task Force, convened in July 2021 by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), was…

Progress Update: Task Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Published July 28, 2022

Over recent decades, obesity has become an issue of increasing complexity. Obesity can complicate existing health problems and create increased risks for certain chronic health conditions. Early childhood obesity prevention…