North Carolina Medical Journal

The NCMJ is a journal of health policy analysis and debate copublished by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and The Duke Endowment.
Maternal Health in North Carolina

Published January 11, 2023

The January/February 2023 issue of the NCMJ highlights various programs and initiatives aimed to improve maternal health outcomes; strategies to enhance the birthing person’s experience and satisfaction with the care received during the perinatal period; efforts to build a diverse perinatal workforce; and several innovative maternal health programs that adapted to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum persons during COVID-19.

The Workforce for Health in North Carolina

Published November 28, 2022

The November/December issue focuses on the evolving workforce for health in North Carolina and beyond.

Improving Life Expectancy in North Carolina

Published September 2, 2022

The Sept/Oct issue focuses on policy, programs, data, and outcomes related to life expectancy and infant mortality in North Carolina.

Putting Health Behaviors in Context in North Carolina

Published July 11, 2022

The July/August issue focuses on policy, programs, data, and outcomes related to health behaviors, including drug overdose deaths, tobacco use, excessive drinking, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, HIV diagnosis, and teen birth rate in North Carolina. Read the articles in this issue to learn more about the Healthy NC 2030 initiative, and see how people across NC are moving its work forward.

Clinical Care in North Carolina

Published May 5, 2022

This issue focuses on policy, programs, data, and outcomes related to the uninsurance rate, primary care clinician ratio, access to early prenatal care, and suicide rate in North Carolina. Read the articles in this issue to learn more about the Healthy NC 2030 initiative, and see how people across NC are moving its work forward.

Eat, Play, Move & Stay: Health and the Physical Environment in North Carolina

Published March 7, 2022

The second issue of the year focuses on how access to safe housing, health food, and exercise opportunities impact health, as detailed in Healthy North Carolina 2030.

Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina

Published January 3, 2022

The first issue of the year focuses on the social and economic factors of health, as detailed in Healthy North Carolina 2030. Read the articles in this issue to learn more about the Healthy NC 2030 initiative, and see how people across NC are moving its work forward.

American Indian Health in North Carolina

Published November 8, 2021

An issue of the NCMJ on the health of American Indians in North Carolina.

Bridging Health & Community: How COVID Changed NC’s Health Workforce

Published September 21, 2021

Already in progress and amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, major changes are taking place in public health and health care.

Innovations Born of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Changes Made in North Carolina Public Health and Health Care

Published July 6, 2021

The latest issue details how organizations and people from around the state came together, across disciplines and typical priorities, to meet the ever-changing needs of North Carolinians during the COVID-19 crisis.

50 Years of Public Health in North Carolina: Celebrating Achievements and Preparing for the Challenges Ahead

Published May 10, 2021

At the turn of this century, historians and scholars looked back to celebrate the public health accomplishments of the previous 100 years. In this issue of the journal, we bridge two centuries to look at 50 years of public health achievement, threat, and opportunity in our own state of North Carolina.

Immunizing North Carolina: Celebrating Our Wins and Maintaining Momentum

Published March 1, 2021

The latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal addresses the historical context of vaccination in our state, including areas in which the state has excelled and areas where we…