Essentials for Childhood Backbone Organization

Beginning this fall, the NCIOM will serve as the Backbone Organization for the implementation of the Task Force on Essentials for Childhood recommendations. ... READ MORE

Bridging Local Systems: Strategies for Behavioral Health and Social Services Collaboration

The Bridging Local Systems project is a collaborative effort between the NCIOM and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The primary goal of the project is to facilitate Regional Leadership Summits to engage county Division of Social Services (DSS) offices and Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) in a dialogue exploring strengths, challenges, and strategies for improving the service interface related to children and youth served by the foster care program and older adults with disabilities. A Statewide Leadership Steering Committee will also be convened to consider shared lessons and recommendations for statewide action that arise from the regional summits. ... READ MORE

Task Force on All-Payer Claims Database

The NCIOM All-Payer Claims Database Task Force is funded by the Duke Endowment with the overarching goal of creating a set of recommendations for improving the sharing, dissemination, and use of health care claims data in North Carolina. ... READ MORE

Task Force on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The work of this task force will focus on the 548,000 North Carolinian’s with substance dependence or abuse and the 1.4 million North Carolinians reporting serious psychological distress over the last year. The Task force will address issues from a global perspective and then focus discussion and recommendations on the needs of adolescents and older adults. ... READ MORE

Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

The Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia was held by the NCIOM in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division on Aging and Adult Services, AARP North Carolina, Alzheimer’s NC, the Alzheimer’s Association, and LeadingAge NC. REPORT... READ MORE

Task Force on Patient and Family Engagement

The NCIOM convened a task force comprised of stakeholder groups to explore patient engagement. The Task Force included patient and family consumer members, representatives of state and local agencies, health professionals and health care institutions, private sector partners, academicians, and other appropriate stakeholders. After reviewing best practices and evidence-based strategies for increasing patient and family engagement in direct care settings, hospitals, health systems, the community, and through policy, the Task Force developed and refined a set of 17 recommendations that will catalyze patient and family engagement and improve health and health care systems in North Carolina.
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