First Lady Kristin Cooper discusses child hunger

by Annika Conrad on February 24, 2017

Annika Conrad is one of the talented team members working on the Reach NC Voices project. Please share your thoughts on the issues we are exploring through the EdNC chatbot at the bottom of the article. Your opinions will be amplified throughout North Carolina. First Lady Kristin Cooper spoke on February 22nd at the 2017 No Child Hunger Leaders Conference at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.…

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One educator’s experience with school food

by Annika Conrad on February 24, 2017

In education, a question of authority

by Liz Bell on February 22, 2017

The Reach NC Voices chatbot lives

by Nation Hahn on February 20, 2017

This week's Friday@Five

Contextual Healing

The folks over at the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research have released a series of briefs on how health data is used in North Carolina.  For those who may not know the work of the Sheps Center, it is a good introduction to their national model for health data collection and reporting.  For those who do, it is a good reminder of the depth of data that they collect and evaluate.

The Next Evolution

The North Carolina Medical Journal’s January/February issue has a series of pieces on the future of Medicaid.  It’s a good refresher for anyone interested in staying current about the nuances of the debate.  One piece in particular focuses on the need for better metrics to drive Medicaid outcomes.  In it, Dr. Warren Newton shares four areas where the State is working to develop better metrics: (1) Health improvement, (2) Patient experience, (3) Lower costs, and (4) Better Clinician and staff engagement. 

In the Weeds

A recent Cato Institute Research Brief suggests that feelings of uncertainty and instability amplified the effects of unemployment during the Great Recession.  It’s dense, but it suggests  that areas of the country that stayed cool during the crisis fared better.

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