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Issue Brief: North Carolina’s Rural Health Systems in Crisis

July 2020

Medicaid expansion is a powerful tool to bolster North Carolina’s rural health system as the state battles coronavirus and the related economic strain.
This brief will explore the relationship between rural child health and Medicaid, the impacts of COVID-19 on rural health systems, and new opportunities for Medicaid expansion as a response to the pandemic.

2019 Impact Report

April 2020

When every child in North Carolina has the opportunity to thrive, we all benefit. As we look back at 2019, we are so grateful that you joined us as a voice for children in North Carolina.

COVID-19 Response Summary

April 2020

NC Child is pivoting to focus on the immediate needs of children and families during this public health crisis. We are specifically focusing on how we can meet those needs through sound public policy actions.

Fact Sheet: Medicaid changes under COVID-19

April 2020

What families and providers need to know about recent changes to Medicaid

2020 Legislative Agenda

April 2020

Learn about NC Child's priorities for the 2020 legislative session.

Fact Sheet: How “Forever Chemicals” Can Harm Children’s Health in North Carolina

January 2020

Ensuring children’s healthy growth and development should be a priority for all North Carolinians. Ending childhood exposure to hazardous pollutants like PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” is one way to protect kids’ long-term health.

The state of North Carolina and the US EPA have not yet set restrictions on PFAS, even though the chemicals are contaminating drinking water for over 250,000 residents of southeastern North Carolina.

Fact Sheet: Make Kids Count: Wake County

October 2019

This fact sheet from NC Child explores which local communities within Wake County, North Carolina are most likely to be missed in the 2020 Census.

Fact Sheet: The Cost of a Census Undercount

October 2019

In North Carolina alone, more than $16 billion in annual federal funding is dependent on an accurate Census count.

Fact Sheet: Young Children and Census 2020

October 2019

This fact sheet from NC Child describes why more than 73,000 young children may be missed in North Carolina's 2020 Census.