North Carolina Learning Collective (NCLC)

North Carolina Learning Collective (NCLC)

The North Carolina Learning Collective (NCLC) is an interdisciplinary collaboration among groups of health care professionals dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of adults across North Carolina. NCLC was formed to provide opportunities to expand practice quality improvement and facilitate efforts focused on cardiac care, obesity, tobacco use and diabetes through team-based care and efficient use of health care technology. Fundamental to this collective is the use of public health practices to implement health systems change through the following:

  1. policies on the reporting of national quality measures
  2. adoption of systems change practices
  3. education on the prevention of chronic diseases

NCLC partners include the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Alliant Quality, Medicaid, NC Area Health Education Centers, Community Care of NC, and American Heart Association.

NCLC hosts free monthly webinars and posts information and resources on this website.

Archived Webinars

Using Antibiotics Wisely for Adult Patients in Primary Care
Speaker: Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH
Originally aired April 11, 2017

Understanding and Following Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
Review current recommendations for colon cancer screening in average-risk adults age 50 and above.
Speaker: Robert A. Smith, MD
Originally aired March 7, 2017

Youth E-Cigarette Use Spikes 888% in NC: How to Convey the Dangers of E-Cigarettes
Learn the major findings on e-cigarettes from the Surgeon General’s Report and discuss implications for policy and practice in NC.
Speaker: Sally Herndon, MPH
Originally aired February 22, 2017

Being Successful in the 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) System
Learn the activities required to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) successfully.
Speaker: Donna Cohen, RN, BSN, CCM, COHN-S
Originally aired January 10, 2017

Million Hearts: Tackling Tobacco in Your Clinic
Presented by the Million Hearts Smoking Cessation Affinity Group
Learn strategies for implementing evidence-based tobacco cessation counseling in health care settings.
Speaker: Erin McClain, MA, MPH
Originally aired October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT


Antibiotic Stewardship

Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources

Should Clinicians Recommend E-cigarettes to Their Patients Who Smoke? No
Clinicians should not routinely recommend electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, to their patients who smoke.
Article by Clare Meernik, MPH and Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH

To join NCLC or sign up for our mailing list, please send a message to Anna Bess Brown at