Membership Grace Period due to COVID-19

We realize that many of you may be suffering financially due to the pandemic, therefore we will be extending our current members membership by 60 days.  You can still pay on your annual renewal date but if you don't, your membership won't expire until 60 days beyond your expiration date.  If you need a further extension, please contact Kim Dittmann at [email protected]

  

         Upcoming Events:

  • The NCPHA Fall Educational Conference  - postponed until April 27-29, 2022 in Asheville.  If you were previously registered, your registration will be transferred to the new dates.  If you were not registered, registration will begin in mid-February.  Go here for more information.        
  • Lunch and Learn Webinar - Firearm Injuries and Prevention Opportunities:  An Expert Panel Discussiontook place on Friday, September 27. To view the slides or accress the recording:  Go here.
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Message from NCPHA President Leah Mayo             

 

Welcome to the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA)! NCPHA is a professional association comprised of an interdisciplinary group of current and future public health professionals and is one of the nation's largest American Public Health Association affiliate organizations.  NCPHA was formed in 1909 and continues to serve our mission of working together to improve the public's health through political advocacy, public awareness, professional development, and the interface between research and practice. Each of you is why the organization has over 100 years of success in providing educational opportunities on emerging issues, a collective voice in advocating for public health, and serving as a platform for statewide networking and sharing of best practices in research and the in the field. In addition, our public health workforce has worked tirelessly to slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing daily operations of keeping our communities safe and healthy.

 Amid the COVID-19 response, public health has been a leader in addressing racial and social inequities. Acknowledging our history and years of systemic racism is the first step, and public health professionals are learning, educating our communities, and working to address the historical trauma, implicit bias, and years of inequities in our communities. We have a long way to go, but public health continues to serve as leaders to create more equitable systems and make the healthy choice the easy choice for all.

It is an honor to serve as the NCPHA President and work alongside such a dedicated and passionate group of NCPHA members who have now become friends. I started my journey with NCPHA as membership and outreach committee chair almost ten years ago, and it has been a privilege to see the organization grow. In those ten years, we have seen a growing membership, provided thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards, supported initiatives to improve infant health, enhanced leadership skills for emerging public health leaders, formed a Young Professionals group, and most recently established a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Caucus. These are just a few of the many accomplishments our NCPHA members and staff should be proud of.

The past couple of years have limited our physical interactions, but we have been able to stay connected through technology. Because of your work, we look forward to safely gathering April 27-29, 2022, in Asheville for the rescheduled 2021 Fall Educational Conference, Connectedness and Equity:  Public Health Creates a Healthier North Carolina. Also, save the dates for the second Public Health Young Professionals Conference May 18, 2022, in Raleigh, and our 2022 Fall Educational Conference September 14-16, 2022, in Wilmington. NCPHA is going across the state this year, and I look forward to seeing you!

Thank you again for being the best public health workforce and for your continued service to our communities and NCPHA. I encourage our current members to get involved in a section, join a committee, and complete a willingness to serve form to learn more about getting involved.  If you are not a member, join today and sign up for one of our eleven sections.  I look forward to working with each of you as President over the next year. I welcome any ideas for initiatives NCPHA could support and feedback on how we can continue to improve the organization to serve you and North Carolina best. Thank you again – your work does not go unnoticed. Let's make 2022 the best year yet!

M. Leah Mayo, MPH, MCHES®

2021-2022 NCPHA President

 

 

 

 

 


 

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