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Remarks Carmen Hooker Odom

Thank you, Tom and Gordon, and the Child Advocacy Institute and the Institute of Medicine, for your work on this North Carolina Child Health Report Card. It will be an invaluable ...
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Al Singer

He has been active in child advocacy as a lawyer, lecturer and administrator for over 25 years. In 1977, he became the first director of North Carolina’s Protection and Advocacy ...
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State Auditor Ralph Campbell

If State Auditor Ralph Campbell’s scathing report on the sorry condition of North Carolina five juvenile prisons doesn’t get the attention of elected leaders, then they ...
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NC CHILD HEALTH IMPROVES, BUT NOT FAR ENOUGH OR FAST ENOUGH

The health of most children and youth across our state continues to improve, but health and safety problems still are undermining North Carolina’s overall goals as a state. Becoming ...
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Improved Child Well-Being Fails to Lift NC’s National Ranking

Despite significant gains on 8 out of 10 measures of child well-being, North Carolina retained its 39th place state ranking in the annual National KIDS COUNT Data Book. Released ...
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Ruth Amerson

Ruth Amerson wants to round up as many strangers as possible and place them in people’s homes to live. For those who think this sounds like a bad idea, they apparently don’t ...
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Olson Huff, M.D.

"As we experience children, as we see them not as small creatures, but as vibrant and dynamic persons, we can experience our own roots and begin to discover ourselves. Children ...
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Jerry Plemmons

Jerry Plemmons has done much for the mountain-wedged communities of Madison County in western North Carolina. But don’t expect to hear it from him. "There’s one ...
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Jean Irvin

Though she has worked in the same position for the past 22 years, Jean Irvin is no stranger to change. As Executive Director of the Forsyth County Health Juvenile Justice Council ...
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Henrietta Zalkind

The three-story building that sits on Lexington Street in Rocky Mount doesn’t feel like your average child welfare agency. The walls of its cozy offices are adorned with colorful ...