NC Health Policy Forum

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 

 

Transcript: Page 64 at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iM89iIcdKcrWNGIxWMKdC92m4OaEh2zw5697HX7bdDo/edit?usp=sharing 

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App