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State of NC Health

March 1, 2024

North Carolina ranked as the 30th healthiest state in the nation in 2022. It ranked 38th in health behaviors, 30th in health outcomes, 22nd in socioeconomic factors, and 9th in physical environment (air and water quality, housing, transit).

North Carolina’s Aging Population

February 22, 2024

North Carolina ranks in the top 10 states in the U.S. for the number of people 65 and older. Aging population issues include increasing healthcare costs, inadequate mental healthcare, social isolation, ageism, elder abuse, inequitable access to resources, the need for affordable and accessible housing and transportation, burdens on family caregivers, and caregiving workforce needs.

Pandemic Recovery Focus Groups

February 20, 2024

North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Regional Focus-Group Report Community Leaders shared perspectives, contributing to the state’s continued recovery from COVID-19 Regional and Statewide insights from North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Focus-Groups are now available! Findings from regional focus group sessions and expert … Read more

The Secret Sauce to Improving Social Capital for Public Service Leaders

January 18, 2024

Effective social capital can be seen in everyday activities that build connections among people, from someone opening a door for a stranger to bringing a community together to solving a complex issue. Public service leaders must apply this knowledge of social capital to help build strong communities, grow trust, and establish a better future for all.

Scouting and Social Capital – Improving Civic Engagement and Economic Mobility

January 18, 2024

The Boy Scouts of America, through its current work and through the methods identified here, can make a meaningful difference in improving civic engagement and economic mobility in the United States through the development of social capital among participants. This organization and others can play an important role in strengthening America’s social fabric and building connections among an increasingly fractured population.

After-School Staff as Potential Public Health Information Channel

January 17, 2024

Network analysis reveals gaps via network density and fragmentation metrics and key actors via degree centrality and betweenness centrality metrics. This information can better inform public administrators on how to disseminate information about public health resources and services through after-school staff.

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