North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan: A Report of the NCIOM Task Force on Rural Health (2014)


Rural North Carolina faces unique obstacles that must be addressed to improve health outcomes. The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM), in collaboration with the Office of Rural Health and Community Care (ORHCC) in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and other partners, convened the NCIOM Task Force on Rural Health to develop a comprehensive, coordinated rural health action plan. The effort was funded through the Trust. The action plan highlights the underlying causes of health disparities in rural areas and identifies six key strategies at the state and local levels to address those problems.