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.
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…

COVID-19 and the Drivers of Health

Published January 6, 2021

The latest issue of the NCMJ covers the public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina.

Celebrating – and Critiquing – 10 Years of the ACA in North Carolina

Published November 2, 2020

The latest issue of the NCMJ looks at the successes and limitations of the Affordable Care Act 10 years after its implementation.

Preparing for the Health Impacts of a Changing Climate

Published September 2, 2020

In this issue of the NCMJ, authors address how the global impacts of climate change are affecting the health of communities across our state. 

Serious Illness Care in North Carolina

Published July 8, 2020

The latest issue of the NCMJ focuses on the care of seriously ill individuals, their families, and their communities in North Carolina.

Vital Directions for Health and Health Care in North Carolina

Published May 4, 2020

The articles draw from the proceedings of the National Academy of Medicine Vital Directions for Health and Health Care symposium in the Research Triangle in 2019.

Youth Behavioral Health in North Carolina

Published March 4, 2020

This issue of the NCMJ covers youth behavioral health in North Carolina, from the concerning rise in youth suicides, to inequities in diagnosis, to the impact of social media use on the developing mind.