The NCIOM produces task force reports, issue briefs, and the North Carolina Medical Journal.
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

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

  The 2013 Task Force on Early Childhood Obesity Prevention was charged with: 1) Examining evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies from prior North Carolina and national task forces that focus on…

2021 NCIOM Annual Report

Published December 22, 2021