Social Work Section

Welcome to the Social Work Section of the North Carolina Association of Public Health!  We are an active and committed group of public health social work professionals.  We invite you to join our section and to get involved.  Throughout the year our members are involved in planning the educational sessions to be offered at the annual NCPHA Fall Educational Conference, as well as, our business meeting which is held in conjunction with the conference.  We also recruit and select a BSW and/or MSW student to apply for our Michael Clements Student Scholarship to attend the annual NCPHA Fall Educational Conference and to join our section.  Additionally, we actively raise funds for our section through our annual 50/50 raffle and other fundraising activities.  There are many ways to get involved and benefit from membership in our section.  We welcome your energy and your ideas.  Please see the information below on how to join and get involved.  Your participation is essential for preserving the profession of public health social work in NC and for helping the residents in our state live happy and healthy lives. Individuals that should consider joining the Social Work Section include past, present and future public health social workers.

 March was National Social Work Month! - to learn more, go to this link.

How to Join

Interested persons should join using the "Join Now" button on the website. Please remember to check "Social Work Section".

Goal for Social Work Section

The goals of the Social Work Section are to plan and coordinate educational offerings on topics of public health social work interest for the Fall Educational Conference meeting; to advocate for public policy that benefits public health  clients and promotes the profession of public health social work; and to provide opportunities for professional networking among public health social workers.

Subcommittee Information

The section is led by an Executive Committee. There are a number of opportunities for participation in one of the sub-committees including Awards, Nominations, Marketing and Development (fundraising), By-Laws and Procedures, Legislative, as well as other activities. We are interested in hearing your ideas regarding potential Section activities and the issues you are concerned about. Please let your voice be heard!

Click here for the 2013 Social Work Section By-Laws

Important Links

Join the statewide Public Health Social Work listserv to learn more about Public Health Social Work in North Carolina and other ways to get involved.  Go to


Upcoming Webinars:

Creating and Implementing a Personal Development Strategy to Achieve
Greater Personal and Professional Satisfaction

Dorothy Cilenti DrPH, MPH, MSW, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of
Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Part 1: May 25th 12 to 1:00 pm  To register for part 1, click here
Part 2: June 29th 12 to 1:00 pm  To register for part 2, click here

These two one-hour town call/webinars will inform participants of the steps needed to create an
individualized plan with strategic steps they can take to achieve greater personal and
professional satisfaction. Potential barriers to implementing a development strategy will be
discussed and solutions offered. These sessions will allow time for participants to share their
ideas with one another and network for additional support.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will create a personalized development strategy.
2) Participants will understand the barriers that may impede their ability to implement
their strategy and ways to address those barriers.

1 contact hour will be awarded for each webinar.

Social Work Section Leadership for 2016-2017

Brandy Chrismon

Yolanda Massey

Tia Foula

Tonya Dennis

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Yolanda Massey

Past Chair:
Dolly Clayton

Social Work Executive and Subcommittee Members
and Meeting Dates for 2017


Presentations from 2016 Fall Educational Conference:

Adolescent Health and Confidentiality by Jill Moore, JD, MPH

Consent to Health Care for Minor Children:
Overview of North Carolina Law

Text Messaging Policy Draft Template


Social Work Section Meeting Minutes 4/13/2016