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Friday Facts Interview with Nathan Boucher
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Nathan Boucher

Nathan Boucher, Associate Professor in Public Policy and Medicine (Duke University), VA Research Scientist joins Friday Facts on January 27, 2023. Dr. Boucher has extensive

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Friday Facts Interview with Sabrena Lea
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Sabrena Lea

Sabrena Lea, Deputy Director of North Carolina Medicaid, Long-term Services and Supports joins Friday Facts to welcome 2023. Learn about her career and experiences with

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The North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition’s 2022 in Review
Advance Care Planning

The North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition’s 2022 in Review

"2022 has been a year of change, transition, and progress for the Coalition. I am so proud and grateful for the great work and advancements

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Friday Facts Interview with Steve Stonecypher
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Steve Stonecypher

Steve Stonecypher, Regional Coordinator for the Carolina Aging Alliance, joins Friday Facts to discuss the program's ongoing work in central North Carolina as an extension

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Addressing Legacy Systems’ Impacts on Racial Disparities in Serious Illness Care
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Addressing Legacy Systems’ Impacts on Racial Disparities in Serious Illness Care

Dr. Tamara Baker, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Medicine, and NCSI

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Friday Facts Interview with Tom Akins
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Tom Akins

President and CEO of LeadingAge NC Tom Akins joins Friday Facts giving voice to the network of serious illness care facilities represented throughout the state.

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Friday Facts Interview with Alie Chandler
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Alie Chandler

Alie Chandler, MM, NMT, MT-BC, joins Friday Facts to share about the power and success of musical therapy in addressing the needs of people with

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Friday Facts Interview with DeLon Canterbury
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with DeLon Canterbury

DeLon Canterbury joins Friday Facts to share insights and passion for innovative changes to the use of prescription medications to manage long-term serious illness care.

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Friday Facts Interview with Mark Holmes
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Mark Holmes

Mark Holmes, PhD, joins Friday Facts to share his ongoing insights and experience about the state of health in rural communities. As a core subject

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Friday Facts Interview with Dr. Tamara Baker
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Friday Facts Interview with Dr. Tamara Baker

Dr. Tamara Baker joins Friday Facts to share her journey to gerontology, psychology, and biobehavioral health which has evolved into an active research agenda that

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Friday Facts Interview with Angela Caraway
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

Friday Facts Interview with Angela Caraway

The Caraway Foundation Founder and Executive Director Angela Caraway joins Friday Facts to share her experience as a nonprofit organization professional working to meet many

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Friday Facts Interview with Rodney Jenkins
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

Friday Facts Interview with Rodney Jenkins

Durham County Health Director Rodney Jenkins, MHA, joins Friday Facts to share his journey from The Citadel in South Carolina to leading Durham County's response

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For Coalition Members

UNC Health Rolls Out Program to Provide Acute Care at Home

Is this a wave of the future? If so, what are the implications for how we deal with serious illness?

AARP Policy Program: Presentation Series 6

The final session focused on health policy implementation and regulation. Presenters from NC DHHS and the North Carolina General Assembly explained the makeup of the NCGA and its committees, when it meets in session, how it impacts public health policy, and ways for legislators to be more involved with this process at the community level.

AARP Policy Program: Presentation Series 5

Session 5 focused on rural health in North Carolina; the state of our health care workforce for an aging population; and the settings, services, and supports that make up long-term care.