N.C. Poor Children Suffer Health Disparities

In annual report card on the health of children in North Carolina released last week drew a stark connection to economic insecurity and poor health, giving the state low grades on health issues affecting its poorest residents.

The 2018 Child Health Report Card was released Monday by the N.C. Institute of Medicine and NC Child, a nonprofit child advocacy group. It compiles the leading indicators of child health and safety to help policymakers, health professionals, the media, and concerned citizens track child health, identify emerging trends, and plan future investments.

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