Health

Billions in federal funds may make rural hospitals look more stable than they really are

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven Between the start of the pandemic and February 2021, rural hospitals nationwide received nearly $15 billion in…

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North Carolina nurses press for fixes in the health care system during D.C. march

By Rose Hoban We’ve heard throughout the pandemic about nursing shortages, but there was no scarcity of nurses gathering this…

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N.C. nursing shortage likely to increase, report shows. Can community colleges help?

Hannah McClellan, EdNC.org North Carolina could be among the top five states for nursing shortages by 2026 if current trends…

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Cooper’s $29.3 billion spending proposal provides millions to address health care workforce shortages

By Anne Blythe In the proposed state spending plan that Gov. Roy Cooper released on Wednesday, he not only makes…

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NC advocates work to reduce HIV transmission and stigma

By Elizabeth Thompson As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, North Carolinians sheltered in place, masked up and maintained distance, all in…

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Filling rural NC’s maternal health care desert

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven Eight women — three OB-GYNs, three nurse midwives, one gynecologist and one nurse practitioner — comprise the…

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Strings attached to new state funds for addiction treatment in jails

By Taylor Knopf State lawmakers are making $2 million available to North Carolina sheriffs to start or expand opioid addiction…

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 As DEQ, EPA are slow to act on PFAS, private manufacturers look to fill the gap

By Will Atwater Emily Donovan has waged war against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) since 2017 when the chemicals were…

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Pilot program brings sexual assault nurse training to historically Black university

By Kate Martin, for Carolina Public Press By the end of summer, a handful of nursing students at Fayetteville State…

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In the wake of Supreme Court leak, NC advocates ponder the future of abortion in the state

By Elizabeth Thompson and Rose Hoban As abortion rights advocates across the country chewed over a leaked U.S. Supreme Court…

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