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for North Carolina Insight Vol. 15-16 Issue 4 & 1, Mar 1995
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Many of the state's minority children under age two are behind in their immunizations. To remedy this situation, the state initiated the Immunization Action Plan, a program that creates an immunization registry and a vaccine distribution system.
The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research conducted a year- long study of the health status of the state's minorities. The study revealed that minorities are less healthy and die at a younger age than the white population.
Cycle Busters, an arm of Wake County's Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, works with first-time adolescent mothers who are on AFDC. Its goals are to prevent second pregnancies, increase high school graduation rates, and reduce welfare dependency.
Many lobbyists are using laptop computers, modems, flip phones and faxes to get their groups' interests before legislators. The top fifteen North Carolina lobbyists in 1993 are listed.
By law every county health department must provide to county residents such services as child care and family planning. These services may be provided in-house, through a private contractor, or in collaboration with another county.