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Perspective | New child death report shows NC youth suicide at all-time high

Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force met to review the latest report on child deaths in North Carolina....

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Better policy choices can address North Carolina’s rising youth suicide rate

North Carolina’s latest child health report card — released on Feb. 20 by NC Child and the North Carolina Institute of...

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The 2019 opportunity workplan for NC’s children

North Carolina’s legislators are back at work for the 2019-2020 “long session.” While the state’s policy-makers and budget writers face a...

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Corporal punishment in NC: The end is near

School bells will soon ring in the new academic year for most of North Carolina’s children. For the first time...

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Preventing LGBTQ youth suicide in North Carolina

Suicide prevention was a major issue during the 2017-18 legislative session. Despite being left out of the budget bill, funding...

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The action agenda to save kids’ lives in 2018

Yes — a diverse group of leaders really can come together to tackle serious problems, and North Carolina’s Child Fatality...

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The freedom to lead: Interview with Ricky Hurtado

Ricky Hurtado is the co-executive director of the NC Scholars Latinx Initiative (NC SLI) and a member of the NC...

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School has just begun, and in NC, corporal punishment is still with us

Imagine you’re a student in high school. One morning, your alarm doesn’t go off. Your mother shakes you awake urgently....

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Senators introduce needed child welfare reform

The child welfare system is a last resort for children who are at risk of serious injury, trauma, or even...

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Providing dental care to kids in need

When I graduated dental school, I decided to return home to Concord to run a pediatric dental practice that provided...

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What the election doesn’t change

Like many of you, I’ve spent the past several days reflecting on the results of last week’s election and trying...

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What We Learned: Community Discussions and Building Economic Opportunity

Financial stability and economic opportunity are fundamental for the health and success of our state’s children. In North Carolina, however,...