Defining new opportunities for our state to grow a skilled workforce, raising awareness about the economic impact of health, and highlighting the importance of engaging the next generation in this work have been critical to developing North Carolina’s competitive advantage in the healthcare industry. The work has centered on IEI engaging hundreds of stakeholders to attain these goals.
The healthcare industry provides a massive opportunity for job creation in the state.
Everyone pays for the cost of poor health. As more people develop chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, health insurance premiums continue to increase.
Communities that work together have a greater chance of increasing economic development by collectively supporting policies and programs that improve health.