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North Carolina Health News is a not for profit organization registered with the state of North Carolina. Content is developed solely by North Carolina Health News’ staff and contributors which is responsible for the development, editing and publishing of any and all content appearing on northcarolinahealthnews.org

We are a public-service, nonprofit news organization that focuses on in-depth reporting on all things health in North Carolina. We cover the issues that are crucial to your understanding of the health care system and current health care issues in the state, including research, consumer health, trends and news, with an emphasis on state-wide policies that end up affecting the lives of North Carolinians. We strive to provide context and background, we strive to be non-partisan, we strive to be as accurate and thorough as possible.

We don’t try to be everything to everybody. We don’t think we’re the only place you’re going to get news today. We know that in today’s world you’ve got plenty of places to turn for coverage, and there are other publications in North Carolina doing work that we don’t need to chase after or replicate. Our stories are original, not rehash from other publications around the state. Often we are the only outlet covering a story, be it an appropriations meeting or a program that’s making North Carolinians more healthy.

Getting approval from the IRS for 501(c)3 status is a long process, and until then we have a fiscal sponsor, another organization with a similar mission, that can accept tax-deductible donations in our behalf. That organization is the Raleigh Public Record, an online news organization dedicated to covering Raleigh, and you can donate via their donation website here.

If you’d like to donate, can make a check to Raleigh Public Record, and note on the memo line the check is “For North Carolina Health News”

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Comments on our content are accepted and encouraged. We believe discussion on stories and topics featured and covered on North Carolina Health News is important. To participate, however, you agree that comments intended for display on our site and written by you will not include content that is illegal, indecent, profane, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious to others. We reserve the right to reject submissions and comments including, but not limited to: infringements on copyright; personally identifiable information about other people, such as phone numbers, street addresses or e-mail address(es); or information that could result in an invasion of others’ privacy or their harassment. We value courtesy. You also are required to identify yourself by name to publish comments on our site.

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We reserve the right to remove any submitted content for any reason from our site. We reserve the right to monitor, but not facilitate or moderate, disputes between users of our site. We also reserve the right to monitor, but not facilitate or moderate, comments on our site. We are not responsible for incorrect, false or misleading information submitted by readers and users of the site.

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