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ncIMPACT examines tough challenges around our state in education, jobs, health, and the environment. Host Anita Brown-Graham, from the ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government, goes into communities using effective collaborations to tackle these problems head on. Talking to the people on the ground and state experts on the issues, Brown-Graham identifies the positive effects of people who come together to make change and examines whether other communities across the state could try these collaborative strategies.

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina partners with the UNC School of Government on the ncIMPACT series, with sponsorship by Civic Federal Credit Union. The program enjoyed remarkable success in its first two years. Its creators want the third season to be even better. We need your insights to make this happen.

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ncIMPACT Episodes Air Thursdays, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

 

We want to do more.

In response to North Carolina’s critical policy questions, and building on the UNC School of Government’s 80 years of working with public officials throughout the state, we launched an applied public policy initiative.

Your needs guide our work.

Our work is informed by four clear messages we heard in conversations with leaders across North Carolina:

  • Today’s pressing challenges demand an interdisciplinary approach that assesses opportunities and impacts in both the public and private sectors.
  • Public officials often lack access to relevant data and deep analysis about complicated policy issues delivered from a neutral vantage point.
  • There are opportunities to use data to bridge disagreements in the process of seeking solutions, but how best to do this isn’t always clear.
  • Policy issues with competing interest groups can make it challenging to identify courses of action likely to produce consensus.

We aim to:

  • Provide civic leaders across the state with sound data, high quality research, and rigorous analysis.
  • Work closely with policymakers and other leaders to share evidence-based insights and creative policy options for responding to the most important questions they face.
  • Enhance leaders’ understanding of innovative practices in North Carolina, across the U.S., and around the world.

Our work is strictly non-partisan.

While we may present policy options and describe their likely consequences, our work does not attempt to influence policymakers as they choose from among these options. We recognize that elected officials and public managers are responsible for working with stakeholders to make policy. We can support that process while respecting the fact that public servants have been entrusted with the responsibility to make hard choices based on their own experience, values, and information.

 

 



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