The Impact of Maltreatment on the Developing Child
Hagele DM | NOVEMBER 2005
INVITED COMMENTARY Child maltreatment represents an extreme traumatic insult to the developing child. Chronic traumatic exposure during childhood may lead to persistent changes in brain structure and chemistry that contribute to long-term dysfunction.
BrdsNBz: A Text-Messaging Forum for Improving the Sexual Health of Adolescents in North Carolina
Phillips KR | OCTOBER 2010
INVITED SIDEBAR The BrdsNBz
Text Message Warm Line (hereafter, “BrdsNBz”) was launched by the Adolescent
Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina in February 2009 to
address the sexual-health needs of our state’s teenage population. The primary
objective of BrdsNBz is to provide a trusted forum for adolescents to ask
questions and receive medically accurate information about their sexual health.
What Will Long-Term Care Be Like in 2040?
Sloane PD, et al. | SEPTEMBER 2014
INVITED COMMENTARY Many innovative long-term care models can now be found in nursing homes, assisted living, and community home care settings. Key forces that will shape the future include the aging of the baby-boomer generation, personal choice, concerns about quality, new technologies, dementia research, payment issues, financial pressures, and workforce needs.
Providing Whole-Person Care: Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care
Freeman JS | JANUARY 2015
INVITED COMMENTARY Integrated primary care in a patient-centered medical home is the best way to invite patients to engage in better self-care, to move from provider-based care to team-based care, and to address whole-person needs. However, primary care—whether rural or urban, public or private—cannot become the default mental health system for North Carolinians with severe mental illness.