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Resources by State: North Carolina

Communities Need Safe Drinking Water: A Rural Environmental Justice Case Study
Discusses access to clean drinking water in rural, underserved communities and Native nations, and presents case studies of communities working to improve environmental health equity. Features the Environmental Justice Community Action Network (EJCAN) of North Carolina, the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) of the Native Village of Hooper Bay, Alaska, and community leaders in Ivanhoe, North Carolina.
Author(s): Rebecca Huenink
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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Health Care Coalitions: A Resource to Support Critical Access Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning
Describes unique challenges Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) face regarding emergency preparedness planning. Presents findings from interviews with leaders from eight statewide or regional healthcare coalitions (HCCs) regarding strategies and resources HCCs provide to support the CAH emergency preparedness planning process.Outlines the functions and roles of HCCs by the four Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) capability goals.
Author(s): John Gale, Karen Pearson, Rebecca Stearns
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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North Carolina Healthcare Association Critical Workforce Needs Assessment
Reports on healthcare workforce trends in North Carolina, including discussion of state demographics, policy changes, and strategies influencing workforce needs and availability. Highlights the rural aging population and a need for health workers in rural communities.
Author(s): Patrick McHugh, Alison Bean de Hernandez, Chrystall Davis, Michael Hogan, Sara Nienow
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Healthcare Association
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North Carolina Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Areas
County-level map of Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Includes Primary Care, Mental/Behavioral Health, and Dental Care HPSAs.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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Practice Facilitation and Peer Coaching for Uncontrolled Hypertension Among Black Individuals: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Evaluated efficacy of peer coaching and practice facilitation compared to enhanced usual care on blood pressure control for 1,209 rural Black patients in Alabama and North Carolina. Discusses impact of age on findings.
Author(s): Monika M. Safford, Doyle M. Cummings, Jacqueline R. Halladay, et al.
Citation: JAMA Internal Medicine, 2024
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Southern Rural Development Center 2023 Annual Report: Empowering Partnerships for Community Development
Offers an overview of activities and accomplishments of the Southern Rural Development Center in 2023. Discusses organization infrastructure updates, training, regional collaborations, community development, and research.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Rural Development Center
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North Carolina Dental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Primary Care - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Mental Health - Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)
County-level map of Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in North Carolina. Indicates counties containing at least one facility designated as an Automatic HPSA.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina County Designation of Core Based Statistical Areas
Color-coded county-level map of metropolitan, micropolitan, and neither metropolitan nor micropolitan central and outlying counties in North Carolina. Indicates areas of high population density. Includes Office of Rural Health rural-urban designations.
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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