NC Health Policy Forum
Trailer: Welcome to the NC Health Policy Forum

Trailer: Welcome to the NC Health Policy Forum

June 7, 2022

Welcome to the North Carolina Health Policy Forum, a platform for conversations about the health of North Carolinians for insiders and newcomers alike. I’m your host, Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips, managing editor of the North Carolina Medical Journal. On this podcast, our goal is to facilitate connections between people who care about the health of everyone in our state. People just like you. Join us!  

 

Show Notes:

The first season of the NC Health Policy Forum focuses largely on the 21 health indicators, desired results, and levers for change in Healthy North Carolina 2030: https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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Episode 1: What’s Driving Health in NC?

Episode 1: What’s Driving Health in NC?

June 7, 2022

In this first episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips interviews Dr. Elizabeth (Betsey) Cuervo Tilson, State Health Director and the Chief Medical Officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, about Healthy North Carolina 2030, a project to improve 21 health indicators in our state. Then, Phillips speaks with Victor Armstrong, former Chief Health Equity Officer at NCDHHS and current Chief Diversity Officer at RI International, about what health equity is - and isn't - and how policy can make health more equitable. In the final segment, hear from Kathy Colville, president and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Healthy North Carolina 2030

Health insurance

Social determinants of health

Health equity

COVID-19

 

Show Notes:

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Healthy People 2030: https://health.gov/healthypeople 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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Episode 2: Contending with Adverse Childhood Experiences

Episode 2: Contending with Adverse Childhood Experiences

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips interviews Drs George (Tripp) Ake and Lisa Amaya-Jackson about adverse childhood experiences - what are they, how do they affect children, and how can policy improve health outcomes for children with multiple ACEs? Then, hear part of a talk from LaToya Powell, deputy general counsel at the NC Department of Public Safety, about the Chief Justice's Task Force on ACEs-informed Courts. In the final segment, hear from Michelle Ries, associate director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Childhood trauma

Trauma-informed health care

Mental health

Justice system

Trauma-informed justice

Juvenile court

 

Show Notes:

Center for Child & Family Health: https://www.ccfhnc.org/ 

 

North Carolina Child Treatment Program https://www.ccfhnc.org/programs/nc-child-treatment-program/ 

 

"The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation" https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/webinars/racism-and-health 

 

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences with Evidence-based Care: Tripp Ake and Lisa Amaya-Jackson https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1/37

 

Creating ACEs-Informed Courts in North Carolina (LaToya B. Powell) https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1/40 

 

Chief Justice's Task Force on ACEs-informed Courts https://www.nccourts.gov/commissions/chief-justices-task-force-on-aces-informed-courts 

 

NCMJ: Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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Episode 3: Improving Access to Healthy Food

Episode 3: Improving Access to Healthy Food

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, guest editor Josie Williams, executive director of the Greensboro Housing Coalition, chats with Sam Springs of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture about how access to food impacts health and how this organization is filling fresh food gaps in Western North Carolina. Then host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips discusses the work of Cape Fear Collective to improve health via systemic and equitable change through data science with data scientist Dr. Anna Casey. In the final segment, hear from Kathy Colville, president and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Food insecurity

Food deserts

Data science

Healthy North Carolina 2030 

 

Show Notes:

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture https://www.brwia.org/ 

 

High Country Food Hub https://www.highcountryfoodhub.org/ 

 

Cape Fear Collective https://capefearcollective.org/ 

 

Healthy Communities NC Dashboard https://healthycommunitiesnc.org/ 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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Episode 4: Health in Place

Episode 4: Health in Place

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips chats with Greensboro Neighborhood Development Director Michelle Kennedy about why she sees housing as health care, then moderates a roundtable between Gladys Hairston of the John Rex Endowment and Tim Schwantes and Phil Bors of Healthy Places by Design about how and why they funded municipalities to improve access to exercise opportunities. In the final segment, hear from Michelle Ries, associate director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Housing

Housing insecurity

Housing-first policies

Behavioral health

COVID-19

Exercise

Health care

Built environment

City government

Greenspace

Social determinants of health

 

Show Notes:

"Addressing Housing as a Social Determinant of Health to Improve Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness" https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/2019/12/12/addressing-housing-as-a-social-determinant-of-health-to-improve-outcomes-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness/ 

 

Healthy Opportunities Pilots https://www.ncdhhs.gov/about/department-initiatives/healthy-opportunities/healthy-opportunities-pilots 

 

NCIOM Task Force on Healthy Aging https://nciom.org/task-force-on-healthy-aging/ 

 

Wake County Healthy Community Grant https://healthyplacesbydesign.org/project/john-rex-endowment-wake-county-healthy-community-grant/ 

 

Wake County Social Equity Atlas https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/planning-development-inspections/planning/social-equity-atlas 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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Episode 5: The Economics of Health Outcomes

Episode 5: The Economics of Health Outcomes

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips chats with Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr., an expert in entrepreneurship and how economic equity affects health outcomes, and Dr. Kimberly Montez, a pediatrician, educator, and child health advocate at Wake Forest University. In the final segment, hear from Kathy Colville, president & CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Economic development

Income inequality

Family-friendly economic policy

Health policy

Essentials for Childhood

Entrepreneurship

Healthy North Carolina 2030

 

Show Notes:

Report: The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class https://ips-dc.org/report-the-road-to-zero-wealth/ 

 

North Carolina, First in Equity: Being Healthy Rather Than Seeming So by Henry McKoy https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1/5 

 

NCMJ: Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1 

 

Executive Order No. 95: Providing Paid Parental Leave to Eligible State Employees https://governor.nc.gov/documents/executive-order-no-95-providing-paid-parental-leave-eligible-state-employees 

 

Family-Friendly Policies in North Carolina by Kimberly Montez & Beth Messersmith https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/1/22 

 

Essentials for Childhood Task Force & Backbone Organization Information: https://nciom.org/essentials-for-childhood-backbone-organization-2/ 

 

Investigation Finds That 1 In 4 American Women Return To Work Within 2 Weeks Of Giving Birth https://www.wpr.org/investigation-finds-1-4-american-women-return-work-within-2-weeks-giving-birth 

 

Family and Medical Leave Act https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla 

 

"The impact of paid family leave in the United States on birth outcomes and mortality in the first year of life" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7518811/

"Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Paid Parental Leave Access" https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/heq.2021.0001

 

Letter to Congress in Support of Robust Paid Leave https://www.smallbusinessforpaidleave.org/press/letter-to-congress-in-support-of-robust-paid-leave 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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Episode 6: Access to Care

Episode 6: Access to Care

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips interviews Randy Jordan, CEO of the North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, about the myths and realities of the health care safety net. Then, Dr. Adam Zolotor of UNC interviews Senator Joyce Krawiec about the road ahead for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. In the final segment, hear from Michelle Ries, associate director of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 

 

Topics Discussed:

Health insurance

Medicaid

Safety net

Employment

North Carolina General Assembly

Bipartisanship

 

Show Notes:

North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics https://ncafcc.org/ 

 

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/NonStanding/6660 

 

North Carolina's uninsurance rate: https://www.kff.org/statedata/election-state-fact-sheets/north-carolina/ 

 

"New Incentive for States to Adopt the ACA Medicaid Expansion: Implications for State Spending" https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/new-incentive-for-states-to-adopt-the-aca-medicaid-expansion-implications-for-state-spending/ 

 

Medicaid Expansion and Other Key Health Provisions Included in the Governor’s Budget https://nciom.org/medicaid-expansion-and-other-key-health-provisions-included-in-the-governors-budget/ 

 

Expanding Pregnancy Medicaid Coverage Up to One Year After Delivery https://nciom.org/expanding-pregnancy-medicaid-coverage-up-to-one-year-after-delivery/ 

 

Economic and Employment Impacts of Medicaid Expansion Under the American Rescue Plan Act https://nciom.org/economic-and-employment-impacts-of-medicaid-expansion-under-the-american-rescue-plan-act/ 

 

"Medicaid Expansion Panel Eyes Worker Shortages, Hospitals" https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/north-carolina/articles/2022-02-18/medicaid-expansion-panel-eyes-worker-shortages-hospitals 

 

A System for Health, Not a Health Care System by Dr. Adam Zolotor https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/3/157 

 

The Path to Insuring All North Carolinians: An Interview with Senator Joyce Krawiec https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/3/189 

 

NCMJ: Clinical Care in North Carolina https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/83/3 

 

Healthy North Carolina 2030 https://nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/HNC-REPORT-FINAL-Spread2.pdf 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Medical Journal: https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/ 

 

Learn more about the North Carolina Institute of Medicine: https://nciom.org/ 

 

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ncmedj 

 

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