August 3, 2023 – The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is pleased to announce that in-person registration is now open for our 40th annual health policy meeting, “Promoting the Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Youth in North Carolina: Solutions for a Brighter Future,” with presenting sponsor The Duke Endowment. The 2023 NCIOM Annual Meeting will take place Tuesday, November 14 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh.
Each year, this event brings together hundreds of practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to network, reflect, and work toward health policy solutions for all the people of North Carolina. With a keynote by Sandy Chung, MD, FAAP, the 2023 President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this year’s meeting will highlight the factors that influence the health and well-being of our state’s children, from social drivers of health to protective supports at the family, individual, and community levels.
The 2023 NCIOM Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity to examine the causes of the rising prevalence of mental health and substance use issues in this population and encourage innovation in how we care for children, youth, and families in our state. Dr. Chung will provide the keynote address centered on effective state-level policies that expand access to mental health services and evidence-based prevention. In addition to the keynote, NCIOM Annual Meeting panels will cover prevention, access to physical and mental health care, unique social drivers of health for children and youth, the workforce that cares for this population, and much more. A legislative roundtable featuring state lawmakers will give participants the opportunity to hear from policymakers regarding their priorities for action.
“We look forward to once again welcoming colleagues and leaders from across the state to gather together to build consensus around solutions for better mental health,” said NCIOM President and CEO Kathleen Colville, PhD. “This time is an important inflection point for forward-looking policies to improve health and mental health, particularly for children and families, and we hope this year’s NCIOM Annual Meeting will serve to move effective policy forward.”
Please register here to attend the 2023 NCIOM Annual Meeting in-person.
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The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) was founded in 1983 by the North Carolina General Assembly to serve as a source of non-partisan information and analysis to promote effective health policies focused on improving the health and well-being of all North Carolinians. Learn more at nciom.org.