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


Healthy North Carolina 2030


Show Notes:

Report: The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class 


North Carolina, First in Equity: Being Healthy Rather Than Seeming So by Henry McKoy 


NCMJ: Addressing the Social & Economic Factors of Health in North Carolina 


Executive Order No. 95: Providing Paid Parental Leave to Eligible State Employees 


Family-Friendly Policies in North Carolina by Kimberly Montez & Beth Messersmith 


Essentials for Childhood Task Force & Backbone Organization Information: 


Investigation Finds That 1 In 4 American Women Return To Work Within 2 Weeks Of Giving Birth 


Family and Medical Leave Act 


"The impact of paid family leave in the United States on birth outcomes and mortality in the first year of life"

"Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Paid Parental Leave Access"


Letter to Congress in Support of Robust Paid Leave 


Healthy North Carolina 2030 


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