4. Innovation

North Carolina

The Office of State Human Resources, Office of Strategic Partnerships, Volcker Alliance, and Behavioral Insights Team, funded by the Sloan Foundation, are collaborating on a project to understand how behavioral science can be used to improve state government recruiting practices and increase workforce diversity. State agencies have created positions dedicated to diversity and equity. The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources named a Deputy Secretary of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion. The Department of Revenue named an Assistant Secretary for Tax Research and Equity, and the Department of Health and Human Services created a new leadership position, the Chief Health Equity Officer, to lead cross-department equity work and oversee an expanded Office of Health Equity/Office of Rural Health.

Issue Areas: Equity, Health