Improving Lives, Improving Communities

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) strives to make North Carolina a healthier place to live through our community outreach, research and clinical offerings.

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IHHS Taskforce

Charged with the task of realizing the true potential of a health institute, the IHHS Taskforce is examining important questions. How will we know when we’ve been successful and when we’ve made a regional and global impact? Do our improvements include both treatment and prevention? How do we energize our students to be committed to rural and regional health needs? How do we determine health needs and gaps in our region? As our research becomes funded at a greater level, how do we maintain community outreach?

The next Taskforce meeting will be held on TBA.

  • Taskforce members link
  • Taskforce minutes link

For more information about the IHHS Taskforce, please contact Gary McCullough at

Featured Research at IHHS

HIV Prevention Trials Network ResearchDr. Tandrea Carter, director of the ASU Counseling for Faculty and Staff program at BCBS IHHS is currently conducting research that evaluates data from the ISIS Study (The Women's HIV Seroincidence Study).  ISIS data reflect an analysis of at-risk women in six urban areas of the United States that have some of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS: Baltimore, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Washington, D.C., Newark and New York City.

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College of Health Sciences - Appalachian State University


ASU Box 32102
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-262-7678
Fax: 828-262-7680

Charlene Austin
Executive Assistant
Phone: 828-262-7677

Gary McCullough
Phone: 828-262-7675

Mary Sheryl Horine
Associate Director
Phone: 828-262-7557

Upcoming events

October 23, 2015 CHAMP
October 30, 2015 Employee Health Fair- "Harvest Your Health"
November 5, 2015 CHAMP
November 20, 2015 CHAMP
QEP Global Learning