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Facts That Matter Blog

At the ncIMPACT Initiative, we ground our research in the challenges faced by North Carolina’s state and local leaders and their communities. Through compelling story telling, the Facts That Matter blog shares data and evidence about collaborative problem solving efforts that chart a path forward in communities across the state. We share these stories for the benefit of other communities in pursuit of our mission to improve the lives of North Carolinians.

August 20, 2019

Accountable Care Communities Offer An Opportunity to Address Healthcare Disparities at the Systems Level

Strategically culturally appropriate care, community capacity building, and homegrown community leader involvement will all need to be present as a start to making the state’s health system more culturally appropriate.

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July 25, 2019

Drinking Water Incident Response Toolkit Now Available Online

The Drinking Water Working Group guided development of this toolkit and resources to assist local governments when they must respond to drinking water incidents.

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June 27, 2019

ncIMPACT Town Hall on the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

The ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government partnered with Western Carolina University, Mountain Biz Works, UNC-TV, and Civic Federal Credit Union to highlight efforts in Southwestern NC to leverage natural resources for economic development.

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May 31, 2019

Helping Local Governments Respond to Drinking Water Incidents

The Drinking Water Working Group is a committee of 22 water quality, public health, and local government professionals convened to develop a guide for North Carolina local governments to respond in the event of a drinking water incident.

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May 9, 2019

Opioid Response Project Featured in University Gazette

Read coverage in the University Gazette … Read more

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May 7, 2019

Sticky Floors Impede Economic Mobility in North Carolina

One of the ways in which economic mobility typically occurs is through advancing one’s educational status. Although our study found a clear desire for more education and training opportunities, barriers remain.

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May 6, 2019

ncIMPACT Top Tweets on Inclusive Economy

@uncsog professor Jonathan Morgan @sog_c … Read more

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February 7, 2019

Women in Construction

Nationally, only about 9 percent of the construction industry is made up of women, while the North Carolina Department of Commerce estimated our state’s number at 4 percent in 2017.

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April 19, 2018

Best Practices in Place-Based Grantmaking

Place-based strategies should look to use multi-level analysis that tracks changes beyond the place.

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