See how the ECU School of Dentistry is working to address these issues by training our future medical professionals to work in rural areas. Watch this and other videos in the health section of the Emerging Issues Commons.
The future of health in North Carolina is at a crossroads. With an increasing demand for costly healthcare by our aging and chronically ill populations, as well as persistent healthcare professional shortages in many rural areas that limit access to care, the state requires collective action to identify new strategies to overcome these challenges.
If North Carolina can think about its health in broad terms and put the policies in place to support healthy living, healthcare workforce development, and ensuring payments are tied to evidence-based practices and health outcomes, we can increase the quality of life for each of our citizens and help North Carolina advance its competitive edge.
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