Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Resources by State: North Carolina

Ten-Year Outcomes: Community Health Center/Academic Medicine Partnership for Rural Family Medicine Training
Examines practice characteristics for 25 North Carolina rural pathway graduates from 2012-2022, using data from internal registries and public sources. Identifies rates of postgraduation placement in rural and federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas, and assesses current placements for graduates one year and three years from program completion. Features demographics with breakdowns including rural or nonrural background.
Author(s): Maria Gabriela Castro, Caroline Roberts, Emily M. Hawes, Evan Ashkin, Cristen P. Page
Citation: Family Medicine, 56(3), 185-189
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
view details
Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model: Evaluation Report 2
Presents findings from the first year of the implementation of the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model, which aims to improve health outcomes for Medicaid-enrolled children with complex physical and behavioral health needs. Provides an overview of the InCK Model and profiles each InCK award recipient's model, community context, approach to assessing beneficiary needs, and alternative payment model design. Identifies models serving rural areas and service gaps in these areas.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Abt Associates, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
view details
Farmworker Health Clinics in North Carolina
County-level map showing locations and contact information for farmworker health clinics in North Carolina. Includes text in English and Spanish.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
view details
2021 Cancer Incidence and Mortality in North Carolina
Reports North Carolina cancer incidence and mortality for the year 2021, including breakdowns by type of cancer and demographic category. Includes county-by-county data.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
view details
Mitigating Cancer Disparities Through an Innovative Navigation Program
Describes the development and implementation of a population health navigation program to reduce barriers to cancer care in underserved communities in Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina. Provides data on rural program participants, including barriers to cancer care access, program impact on transportation needs and food insecurity, and rates of participation in clinical cancer research. Also covers Black, Hispanic, and adolescent and young adult program participants.
Author(s): Carla Strom, Emily Copus, Karen Winkfield
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 85(1), 25-29
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
view details
Closing the Gap: How a Community Effort Can Improve Rural Maternity Care
Case study of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) that increased access to maternal healthcare in rural North Carolina by opening a maternity care center. Discusses recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals and collaboration among healthcare organizations in the community.
Author(s): Jesus Ruiz
Citation: Annals of Family Medicine, 22(1), 68
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
view details
Investing in North Carolina's Caregiving Workforce: Recommendations to Strengthen North Carolina's Nursing, Direct Care, and Behavioral Health Workforce
Reports on North Carolina's caregiving workforce, with focus areas in nursing, behavioral health, and direct care. Provides context, describes existing solutions, and makes recommendations for addressing challenges and shortages in each focus area. Highlights state health investment, and lists current caregiving workforce initiatives. Mentions rural communities throughout.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
view details
Patient Characteristics Associated With Phone and Video Visits at a Tele-Urgent Care Center During the Initial COVID-19 Response: Cross-Sectional Study
Examines patient characteristics related to tele-urgent care in the southeastern United States during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic period. Analyzes phone visits compared to video visits, with data further broken down by gender, age, health insurance status, prescriptions received, and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Saif Khairat, Roshan John, Malvika Pillai, Philip McDaniel, Barbara Edson
Citation: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 16
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
view details
Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in North Carolina
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
view details
Healthy Places NC: 10 Years That Changed the Way We Work
Reports on 10 years of activities by Healthy Places NC, an initiative focused on health improvement in North Carolina's rural and underserved communities. Discusses planning and implementation, challenges, lessons, case studies, network development and collaboration, and more. Describes the importance of addressing racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities and achieving health equity.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Video: 10 Years of Healthy Places NC
Author(s): Kristen Burwell Naney, Douglas Easterling, Tanya Beer, Mina Silberberg
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
view details