Upcoming Events: 
 
  • Registration has begun for the 2020 Public Health Leaders' Conference.  A draft agenda and the registration link can be found here.  

     

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  • We are partnering to support More Powerful NC, a public education campaign that launches this week to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and empower North Carolinians to take action to address the crisis in their homes, neighborhoods, and communities. The More Powerful NC campaign is supported by a coalition of North Carolina businesses, healthcare organizations, and state agencies that helped create, fund, and provide resources for this campaign, which was initiated by Attorney General Josh Stein and DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen. The campaign website, www.MorePowerfulNC.org, helps people understand the risks associated with opioids and provides treatment and recovery resources. The website also gives people a wide range of tools and ideas to get involved in their communities and be part of our work to confront the epidemic.We hope that you will take the time to visit the More Powerful NC website, take the pledge to take action.

  • The NCPHA Advocacy Agenda was adopted by the Governing Council on February 20, 2019.  Go here to see the complete agenda. Click here for the February 2019 NCPHA eNewsletter.  This edition has lots of information and pictures from the 2018 Fall Educational Conference plus many NCPHA Section updates, member spotlights on Kelly Spangler and Will Broughton, and information on the upcoming NCPHA Spring Conference and the Young Professionals Healthy Babies Initiative Conference.  

  • This North Carolina Public Health Law microsite is designed for people who work with the North Carolina public health system, including local health directors and local health department employees, county attorneys, local boards of health, state public health officials and employees, and other government officials and employees. It is also available to students, citizens, and others who want information about North Carolina public health law.

  • Interested in the history of public health in North Carolina and NCPHA?  We recently had many documents pertaining to the history of NCPHA scanned.  The documents include conference agendas dating back to 1912 and newsletters to 1972.  You can access the documents on this page.  This will be an ongoing process since there are many to upload, check back frequently.

  • If you are young and new to the public health field, be sure to check out the Young Professionals Group for NCPHA members 21-39 y.o.  To learn more about the group and how to sign up, go here

  • If you're looking for information on the health of our state's population, we've added links to the below page can direct you to important information regarding our state's youth, communicable diseases, cancer statistics, and more.
    Research Papers, Presentations, PPT's

Message from President, Teresa Ellen               

Welcome to the NC Public Health Association (NCPHA) website.  NCPHA is North Carolina’s premiere membership organization for public health professionals and organizations. NCPHA is a professional association where you can meet and engage with other public health colleagues to improve the health of North Carolinians. The association provides educational opportunities, advocacy and awareness to the public health issues we are all facing in NC. 

 

I am very honored and excited to serve as your 2019-2020 NCPHA President. I have had the privilege of being a member of NCPHA for most of my 25-year public health career.  This has afforded me the opportunity to work alongside and meet many talented public health professionals in our state.  With all that talent and passion, I am confident that if we work together, we will continue to move public health in NC forward in a positive direction. 

I would like to encourage each of you to consider joining NCPHA and if you are already a member inspire your colleagues to enroll also.  In addition, please consider getting more involved with your professional organization by serving on a committee or stepping up to a committee chair position. 

I hope to see all of you at the NCPHA Spring Educational Conference in May to be held in Raleigh and at the Fall Educational Conference in September in Wilmington. Keep connected with us throughout the year for other news and educational opportunities that may arise.

 As we face the many challenges each new year brings let’s raise our voices together as one chorus that speaks with credibility and authority as well as volume.  I look forward to working with all of you this year.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have ideas or questions.

 

Teresa Ellen RN, MPH

2019-2020 NCPHA President

 

 

 


 

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