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Gov. Cooper appoints EBCI member to state advisory board

Vickie Lambert Bradley of Cherokee was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve as as an at-large member on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Bradley is Secretary of Public Health and Human Services for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She has worked in health care for 30 years and has worked in Tribal Public Health for the last 18 years. Bradley focuses on improving population health by building and sustaining quality, best practice standards.

“I would like to recognize and congratulate Vickie Bradley, Secretary of Public Health and Human Services for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, on her appointment by N.C. Governor Cooper to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine,” said EBCI Chief Richard Sneed. “Vickie’s passion to ensure the health and well being of our community makes her an outstanding and most deserving choice for this appointment.”

The NCIOM was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to serve as a non-political, independent source of analysis and advice on major health issues facing the state. Throughout its history, the NCIOM has been the leading source of information and public policy recommendations aimed at improving population health, health care access, and health care quality.

The mission of the NCIOM is to seek constructive solutions to statewide problems that impede the improvement of health and find the most efficient and effective way to deliver health care to all NC citizens as well as to serve an advisory function at the request of the Governor, the General Assembly, and/or agencies of state government, and to assist in the formation of public policy on complex and interrelated issues concerning health and healthcare for the people of North Carolina.

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