Health Disparities Ten Years After The Great Recession, How Does NC Fare? By Laura Pellicer & Frank Stasio • Jan 11, 2018 Ten years after the Great Recession North Carolina’s economy is back on its feet by many measures. Rates of employment are up, and the hard-hit manufacturing sector has been superseded by a growing tech and professional services industry. Heart Disease Death Rates Creep Up By Jason deBruyn • Dec 27, 2017 Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). US Health Map. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington It's a testament to modern medicine. Death rates from heart disease around the nation have been cut in half. But new research sheds light on the wide disparities in cardiovascular death rates depending on geography. NCCU Awarded $16.3 Million Grant To Research Health Disparities By Leoneda Inge • Oct 10, 2017 North Carolina Central University The National Institutes of Health have awarded North Carolina Central University a multi-million dollar grant to further study health disparities in minority communities.