The policy forum of this issue reviews new models of health care payment and delivery. North Carolina is a national leader in some of the new models envisioned under the Affordable Care Act, and this forum features authoritative commentaries about 6 types of models in the state: entrepreneur-driven activities, management of innovations, applications of technology, changes in financing, market approaches, and structures involving changes in how health care professionals work. Also in this issue, original articles describe overweight and obese employees’ perceptions about lifestyle-associated changes in health benefits, career transitions among physicians dually trained in internal medicine and pediatrics, and hospitals’ use of data to identify disparities in the care of minority patients.
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An error appeared in an article published in the January/February 2011 issue of the NCMJ (Silbajoris C. Behavioral health services, projects, and programs available to North Carolina military personnel and their families. N C Med J. 2011;72(1):61-65). On page 64, the telephone number for United for Health should read “252-808-5878” (not “252-808-5978”). The author regrets this error.