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The NCAFP works aggressively to advance health policy that improves and strengthens the specialty of family medicine and primary health care in North Carolina. The Academy is a leading voice in many state health initiatives and actively engaged in helping impact NC's delivery system.

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Family Medicine to Play Lead Role in Bringing Maternity Care Back to Chatham Hospital

The 2018 Chatham County Community Assessment stated that there were no child birthing centers currently in the county, and that the county ranked in the bottom quarter of North Carolina’s 100 counties for average distance between home and a hospital offering childbirth services. That’s all about to change thanks to the use of family physicians […]

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Politico Article Discusses Healthcare Transformation in North Carolina

An in-depth article discussing North Carolina’s healthcare transformation efforts was published last week by Politico. The article highlights the close collaborations taking place between DHHS and Blue Cross NC, and also touches on several related statewide initiatives helping to address the common social drivers in healthcare. NCAFP member and Johnston County Health Director Dr. Marilyn […]

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State Healthcare Issues are Focus of Spectrum News’ InFocus Hometown Debate Series

Spectrum News’ Loretta Boniti is serving as the moderator of a multi-part series on state health care issues. The segments are airing on Spectrum News and are being sponsored by the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), a non-partisan organization that educates future political and community leaders. The four-segment series has discussed topics such […]