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Resources by State: North Carolina

Health Coaching Interventions With a Heart-Healthy Lenoir Project Client
Demonstrates how the Heart-Healthy Lenoir Project study to reduce the risk of heart disease integrated a personalized health coach to provide educational assistance and collaborate with primary care to help a client reduce their blood pressure and improve diet and physical activity.
Author(s): Jim Tillman
Citation: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, 2(3), 83-86
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams
Presents data from a 2011-2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in 8 states. Identifies community health team programs that provide services such as care coordination and self-management coaching. Includes information on small or rural practices.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Jason Buxbaum
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Integrating Routine HIV Screening into a Primary Care Setting in Rural North Carolina
Summarizes the results of a survey taken by rural North Carolina African American residents who were offered a rapid HIV screening test in a primary healthcare setting. Includes sample survey questions and data on reasons for declining screening test.
Author(s): James L. Harmon, Michelle Collins-Ogle, John A. Bartlett, Julie Thompson, Julie Barroso
Citation: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(1), 70-82
Date: 04/2013
Type: Document
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Trends in Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina: Challenges and Next Steps
Analyzes whether physicians remain in-state after finishing residency training and if residency training programs are producing physicians that practice in medically underserved areas. Includes state-level percentages and national averages of residents who are International Medical Graduates, percent of physicians retained in state, plus other data specific to North Carolina.
Author(s): Erin Fraher, Julie Spero, Jessica Lyons, Helen Newton
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Care Coordination Keeps Patients, Providers in the Loop
Provides an update on three providers' coordinated care services and the progress they've made since their stories were first published in the Rural Monitor. Includes programs in North Carolina, Idaho, and Missouri.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Does Core Area Theory Apply to STIs in Rural Environments?
Examines whether geographical core areas for gonorrhea and syphilis exist in rural versus urban North Carolina. Includes spatial analysis and maps of gonorrhea and syphilis rates by census tract, clusters overlaid on rural urban commuting areas, and clusters overlaid with each other.
Author(s): Dionne C. Gesink, Ashleigh B. Sullivan, Todd Norwood, Marc L. Serre, William C. Miller
Citation: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40(1), 32-40
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
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Examining the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in North Carolina: Final Report
Reports on issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including chapters focused on: the state Health Benefits Exchange; Medicaid; the safety net; health professional workforce; prevention; quality; new models of care; and fraud, abuse and overutilization. Discusses rural and underserved communities in North Carolina.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine
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Addressing Rural Health Disparities Through Policy Change in the Stroke Belt
Examines the feasibility and acceptability of 24 Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO) strategies based on local culture, infrastructure, funding, and community support by surveying and interviewing residents from rural Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Tosha W. Smith, Linden Maya Thayer, et al.
Citation: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(6), 503-510
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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The Heart Healthy Lenoir Project - An Intervention to Reduce Disparities in Hypertension Control: Study Protocol
Describes a study that included a practice level and patient level intervention to enhance the care and support of patients identified with hypertension in rural North Carolina.
Author(s): Jacquie R. Halladay, Katrina E. Donahue, Alan L. Hinderliter, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 13, 441
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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North Carolina Institute of Medicine 2007 Task Force on Primary Care and Specialty Supply: Updates to Recommendations Implementation
Provides an update on the North Carolina Primary Care and Specialty Supply Task Force, which focuses on new models of primary care to ensure access to healthcare and expanding the supply of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Institute of Medicine
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