NCMS Morning Rounds 7-28-21

Happy Wednesday! Enjoy your NCMS Morning Rounds.

July 28, 2021

NC Commission for Public Health

The NCMS has an opportunity to appoint a new member to the NC Commission for Public Health, which is the public health rulemaking body for North Carolina. The Commission is authorized and directed by the N.C. General Assembly to adopt rules to protect and promote the health of the public and to adopt rules necessary to implement public health programs administered by the Division of Public Health. The Commission for Public Health was first established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1877 as the State Board of Health. It was renamed the Commission for Health Services in 1973 and became the Commission for Public Health in 2007. The Division of Public Health is staff to the Commission.

The North Carolina General Assembly has invested the Commission for Public Health with statutory responsibilities to support the mission of the public health system, which is to promote and contribute to the highest level of health possible for the people of North Carolina.

View appointee criteria for appointment here. If interested, please complete application here and submit to Evan Simmons at by Friday, July 30th.

NCMS Book Club “Bonus Book” Selection

Beginning August 5th, the NC Medical Society Book Club will start reading and discussing The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman. We would love to have you join us for this journey, culminating in a live, exclusive Author Talk Q&A with Todd Herman on October 5th!

The Alter Ego Effect is an international bestseller about how to perform at your peak, even when it feels everything is stacked against you.

We hope you will join us on what is sure to be an informative and fascinating reading journey. Sign-up to join the NCMS Book Club here.

Access the link to the discussion forum here.

Access the Author Talk Q&A Livestream Event registration link here.

NC Spine Society Registration NOW OPEN!

The North Carolina Spine Society is pleased to announce its 2021 Annual Meeting, to be held at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, August 13-15. This course is designed for practicing and academic orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, and physician extenders to educate and facilitate discussion on innovative surgical techniques, minimally invasive spine surgery, and to facilitate discussion on current outcome metrics as it relates to quality and value in spine care. Learn more about the event here.

Register here.

In the News

The Beta Variant: What the Latest Research Reveals About This ‘Variant of Concern’, Advisory Board, 7-26-21

Learning Opportunity

Bringing Light & Heat: A Health Equity Guide for Healthcare Transformation and Accountability, Jul 29, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time/1:00 PM ET

More and more healthcare leaders are motivated to make health equity a core part of their organization’s mission but need guidance to translate that will into effective and sustainable action. Developed by national organizations with experience at the forefront of healthcare transformation and health equity initiatives, a new guidebook, Bringing Light & Heat: A Health Equity Guide for Healthcare Transformation and Accountability, provides this needed framework. The Guide outlines a strategic process for leaders and managers of healthcare institutions to commit to, own, and advance health equity and racial justice (bringing light) and outlines key questions stakeholders can use to help hold these systems accountable for this critical work (bringing heat).

Learn more and register here.


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