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 is being 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.... 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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