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Resources by State: North Carolina

Closing the Broadband Infrastructure Gap: State Grant Funds and the Digital Divide
Analyzes Pew Trusts data on awarded broadband grants in 17 states between 2014 and 2020 to determine common characteristics of funded projects, criteria for allocation, and communities reached. Includes discussion of implications for Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funds and the impact on existing disparities. Offers rural and urban comparisons.
Additional links: Q&A with Pew Trusts, Summary
Author(s): Natassia A. Bravo, Mildred E. Warner
Type: Document
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North Carolina Community Health Assessment, CHIP, and SOTCH
Provides access to North Carolina's community health assessments (CHAs), community health improvement plans (CHIPs), and state of the county health reports (SOTCHs). CHAs identify concerns, set priorities, and include community profiles, demographics, and more. CHIPs and SOTCHs provide interactive scorecards for CHA-identified priorities. Also provides resources for the creation of CHAs, CHIPs, and SOTCHs in North Carolina, including checklists and submission process overviews.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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North Carolina County Data
Provides data on population, financial stability, education, and employment for North Carolina counties, with additional data on housing, health, broadband, and infrastructure for rural counties in the state.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Center
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North Carolina Safety Net Sites
List of safety net sites in North Carolina, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Critical Access Hospitals, school-based health centers, health departments, and more.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Toolkit
Provides Medicaid enrollment information for North Carolina residents in context of Medicaid expansion. Includes English and Spanish-language materials for explaining NC Medicaid and promoting participation. Materials include a flyer, video, social media toolkit, and sample newsletter text, among others. Also provides links to application instructions and frequently asked questions.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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Making Care Primary (MCP) Model
Provides information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center's Making Care Primary (MCP) Model, which offers a pathway for primary care clinicians in eight states to gradually adopt prospective, population-based payments while building infrastructure to improve behavioral health and specialty care integration and enhance equitable access to care.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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In-Person Marketplace Enrollment Efforts in North Carolina
A dashboard that shows county-level marketplace insurance enrollment eligibility in North Carolina. Includes a scatter plot map that shows the relationship between eligibility rates and enrollment rates by rural, suburban, and urban location, as well as a map showing areas in North Carolina that have had assister events such as education or enrollment outreach.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Climate and Hazard Mitigation Planning (CHaMP) Tool
A mapping tool that shows county- and state-level changes in climate between 1981 and 2021 for 15 U.S. states. Allows user to select for climate events such as extreme heat, wildfire, severe weather, tropical storms/hurricanes, and more.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Carolina Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA), Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA), Mid-Atlantic Integrated Sciences and Assessments (MARISA)
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Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center - Virtual Office Hours and Events
Lists the virtual office hours hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC), including recurring question and answer sessions related to telehealth technology, telemental health, school-based telehealth, and more.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
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North Carolina State Designated Rural Health Centers Operations Guidance
Manual providing consolidated resources for North Carolina's State Designated Rural Health Center (SDRHC) Program. Standardizes North Carolina SDRHC services, describes strategies to designate new rural health centers, and provides additional resources that support effective operations and transition into and out of SDRHC status.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
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