While so many health care workers are understandably focused on COVID-19 at the moment, it is nice to reminded from time to time that other research and scholarship is still ongoing, and initiatives that were already in place are pushing forward in context of the current pandemic reality.  Elizabeth (Betsy) Tilson, a 2000 graduate of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at UNC, recently co-authored a piece in Milbank Quarterly highlighting the Healthy North Carolina 2030 (HNC2030) initiative, which is modeled on the federal initiative “Healthy People 2030,” and is based on population health factors with health, equity, and well-being at the center of the Leading Health Indicators. (Find full article here: https://www.milbank.org/quarterly/opinions/healthy-people-2030-is-on-the-right-track-aligning-measures-around-upstream-health-drivers/)

Betsy Tilson, MD, MPH serves as the  state health director and the chief medical officer for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, and has a distinguished career in governmental public health.

Citation:  Tilson EC, Leighs M, Cohen MK. Healthy People 2030 Is On the Right Track—Aligning Measures Around Upstream Health Drivers. Milbank Quarterly Opinion. March 30, 2020.