REPORTS

Rural Health

In this report, Piedmont Rising highlights the ways in which North Carolina's rural communities face increasing difficulty accessing health care, how it impacts their well-being and possible solutions.

RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIES IN NC 

In this report, Piedmont Rising discusses how the novel coronavirus exacerbates and highlights racial health disparities in North Carolina.

ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR

NORTH CAROLINA'S VETERANS 

 Reports show that many veterans and their loved ones would gain access to health care if Medicaid were expanded — and risks to their health access would increase if the Affordable Care Act were repealed. 

 CORONAVIRUS AND HISPANIC/LATINO HEALTH EQUITY IN NORTH CAROLINA 

 COVID-19 can affect anyone, yet new data show that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by pre-existing, racial/ethnic and economic disparities in light of this pandemic. 

REPORT: paycheck protection program leaves

North Carolina's small businesses struggling

 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has failed to assist the vast majority of small businesses, including in North Carolina. 

REDUCING RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIES IN NC 

Piedmont Rising provides an update how the novel coronavirus exacerbates and highlights racial health disparities in North Carolina.

IMPORTANCE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FOR NORTH CAROLINA’S LGBTQ COMMUNITIES

This report makes clear that LGBTQ North Carolinians must be protected -- and our lawmakers can take concrete steps to ensure that happens

THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN NORTH CAROLINA

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic demonstrates the need for robust advocacy efforts calling on lawmakers to fight for mental health care access.

paying the price: North carolinians struggle to afford increasingly high prescription drug costs

There are a range of possible solutions that would help ease the burden of high prescription drug costs on North Carolinians. 

IMPACT OF DRUG PRICES ON NORTH CAROLINA SENIORS

 Seniors consistently take more medication for chronic illnesses, and the impact of these high costs results in financial strain for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians, to say nothing of the millions of seniors across the US.