Traumatic Brain Injury in North Carolina

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range from mild concussions to life-threatening trauma. This issue of the NCMJ discusses various issues related to TBI, including the impact of North Carolina’s motorcycle helmet law, prevention and management of sports-related concussions, the need for behavioral health care for TBI survivors, the effect of TBI among North Carolina’s veterans, management of TBI among older adults, and advances in prehospital care for TBI. TABLE OF CONTENTS | FULL ISSUE (pdf) »

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Finding and Keeping Health Care Providers in Rural Communities: Culture Change in Recruitment at Rural Health Group

INVITED COMMENTARY Transforming rural primary care is possible only when leadership is committed to a core set of competencies. Northeastern North Carolina, not always seen as an attractive locale for health professionals, has been developing a primary care medical home that emphasizes team-based care built upon respect, trust, and professionalism.

Project Lazarus: An Innovative Community Response to Prescription Drug Overdose

Financially Fragile Rural Hospitals: Mergers and Closures

INVITED COMMENTARY Rural hospitals serve as major sources of health care and employment for their communities, but recently they have been under increased financial stress. What are the causes of this stress, and how have hospitals and their communities responded?

Mental Health Recovery

INVITED COMMENTARY North Carolina has new opportunities for orienting its mental health care system toward client recovery as the system shifts to managed care with the possibility of offering more innovative services. Ways of accomplishing this reorientation are explored and instances of progress are noted.

  • 76(3) Patient engagement
  • 76(4) Clinical guidelines
  • 76(5) Military health