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Mental Health Town Hall – Justice System

September 22, 2023

  Mental health is a challenge for the criminal justice system. Watch this ncIMPACT town hall to learn more about solutions that are working to promote wellbeing for those impacted by the justice system.

Mental Health Town Hall – Older Adults

September 15, 2023

As people age, they often experience life changes that affect their mental health. Rates of anxiety, depression, and isolation among older adults especially increased during the pandemic. Learn how North Carolina organizations are bringing resources to build connection and resilience … Read more

Mental Health Town Hall – Veterans

September 8, 2023

  Veterans in North Carolina have a suicide rate 2.5 times higher than non-veterans. ncIMPACT explores the challenges and solutions impacting our service members with experts from our state government, the business sector, and the nonprofit community. Watch this episode … Read more

Mental Health Town Hall – Youth and Young Adults

September 1, 2023

The percentage of young people experiencing mental health disorders has risen drastically in recent years. ncIMPACT explores the challenges and solutions impacting the next generation with experts from K-12 education, higher education, and the non-profit community. Watch this episode for … Read more

Conserving the Landscape in the Face of Growth

April 28, 2023

North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. Population growth can be good for a state’s economy, but it can also cause a burden on natural resources. Learn how community leaders in Jones and Lincoln counties are … Read more

The Arts as an Economic Engine

April 21, 2023

There is a growing trend among communities to build what is called a creative economy, with the goal of building awareness about a town’s cultural assets and leveraging them to spur economic development. Learn how Stokes and Montgomery counties are … Read more

Engaging “Disconnected” Young Adults

April 14, 2023

  A young adult not connected to school or work may experience long-lasting adverse life effects. Learn how communities in Columbus, Bladen, Brunswick, and Person counties are helping turn opportunities into careers. Counties featured in this episode: Columbus, Bladen, Brunswick, and … Read more

The Need for STEM in Rural Communities

April 7, 2023

Students in rural communities sometimes lack the chance to gain skills that many jobs today require. Watch this episode of ncIMPACT to explore solutions in Craven, Greene, and Gates counties that are bringing STEM education to rural schools. Counties featured … Read more

The Lack of Rural Health Care Options

March 31, 2023

  More than 100 hospitals have closed in rural communities. North Carolina ranks third nationwide in rural hospital closures, with 11 hospitals closing their doors. Learn how communities in Rockingham and Caswell counties are collaborating to provide health care access. … Read more

The Potential of Offshore Wind Energy

March 24, 2023

  There are currently three offshore wind areas in North Carolina, two of which have been leased for development. These projects are expected to require thousands of workers to support wind turbine construction and maintenance. Learn how our state is … Read more