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Sports Tourism Boom

February 17, 2023

Families are spending thousands of dollars and traveling thousands of miles each year for youth sports. The money these families spend on hotels, restaurants, and shopping adds up for local communities. ncIMPACT talks with families and community leaders from Richmond … Continued

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

February 3, 2023

In North Carolina, 180,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s. That number is expected to rise to more than 210,000 by 2025. Learn how Wayne County’s Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative and Orange County’s Dementia Friendly Business Program … Continued

Innovating Mental Health Supports

October 11, 2022

Since the COVID pandemic began, the nation has experienced rapid growth in the number of adults experiencing anxiety or depression. In early 2021, CDC surveys revealed that these symptoms had increased by about 27 percent since 2019. In the wake of this rise, more people are talking about the importance of mental health. This growing acceptance and greater transparency have helped pave the way for more innovative solutions from both the public and private sectors.

Town Hall: Improving Mental Healthcare Access

September 12, 2022

  The rate of NC adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression increased from 10% to 30% during the pandemic. Experts join ncIMPACT’s Anita Brown-Graham to discuss why NC has a shortage of mental healthcare providers and innovative strategies to connect … Continued

Rural Responses to the Opioid Crisis 

July 1, 2022

The opioid epidemic presents challenges for the state’s rural communities due to the limited resources and treatment options available in less populated areas. In some rural counties, people are more likely to experience an opioid overdose than a heart attack. Several collaboratives in rural communities across the state are pursuing innovative solutions to mitigate the opioid epidemic in their communities.