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The Opioid Crisis

February 6, 2020

Anita Brown-Graham examines the misuse of Opioids among pregnant women in North Carolina. Treatment for Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids: For More Information The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing? Opioid Poisoning in North Carolina Prescription Opioids … Continued

ncIMPACT Townhall: Challenges of Long-Term Disaster Recovery

June 24, 2019

ncIMPACT hosts a town hall at UNC-Pembroke on the challenges of long-term disaster recovery, focusing on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence in Lumberton County. Anita Brown-Graham hosts. Generous support for this series is provided by UNC-School of … Continued

Renewable Energy in Rural Areas

April 25, 2019

Renewable Energy in Rural Areas Renewable energy is increasingly championed as a new economy that brings jobs and energy security to a community while combating climate change. Anita Brown-Graham looks at how investment in a renewable economy can impact our … Continued

Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters

April 11, 2019

  Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters There is an increasing shortage of volunteer firefighters across our state and across the country. Anita Brown-Graham looks at what rural communities are doing to recruit and support volunteer fire departments and the men and … Continued

Adverse Childhood Experiences

April 4, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences At its core, most states define “adverse childhood experience” as neglect or abuse that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. Anita Brown-Graham looks at programs designed to prevent and combat … Continued

Mental Health and Incarceration

March 28, 2019

Mental Health and Incarceration In many counties across North Carolina, jails have more adults with mental illness than psychiatric hospitals. And they tend to stay longer and have a higher rate of recidivism. We look at the impact of the … Continued

Access to Healthcare in McDowell County

February 28, 2019

Access to Healthcare in McDowell County Many rural communities in North Carolina are seeing a shortage of healthcare providers. ncIMPACT is in McDowell County where paramedics making house calls is just one of the ways the community is improving health … Continued

Downtown Revitalization in Kinston

February 14, 2019

Downtown Revitalization in Kinston ncIMPACT examines how Kinston revitalized their downtown. Anita Brown-Graham hosts. Generous support for this series is provided by UNC-School of Government and Civic Federal Credit Union. On February 14, 2019, we hosted a Twitter chat on … Continued