2019 NCPHA Spring Educational Conference

 Theme - Social Media and the Impact on Public Health

Tuesday, May 14

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Raleigh

Exterior and Vehicle entrance on Salisbury St. 

 Registration Rates:

Member - $45/person, includes lunch and parking

Non-Member - $85/person, includes lunch and parking

Register Here for the Conference


 If your organization is interested in exhibiting, go to the below link to register. 

Exhibitor Registration Form


Hotel Reservations:

A block of rooms are being held at the Sheraton Raleigh at $159/night.  Please use the below link to make your reservation: 

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"With Medicaid transformation on the horizon and a growing push for public health practitioners to focus on the range of social factors that influence health outcomes, the public health landscape in North Carolina is shifting. Now more than ever, we must sell what we do to potential partners and the public using a range of tools, including social media. The one-day conference will include sessions featuring local, state, and national experts on marketing public health, with an emphasis on social media strategies. We have kept the registration rate low as a thank you to our members and to foster a broad discussion around these important topics."  Michael Zelek, NCPHA Public Awareness Chair

Draft Agenda:  

8:00    Registration/Coffee      

9:00    Opening Session

            David Jenkins, NCPHA President

            Keynote by Rick Reynolds, Author of “Selling Public Health” - Selling Public Health Using Social Media Tools Every Health Department Possesses 

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10:30   Concurrent Sessions (choose one):

  1. Hot Topic – Medicaid Reform and the Impact on Public Health
  2. Rick Reynolds, Author of “Selling Public Health” -  Integrated Marketing Communications for Your Health Department 

11:45   Lunch

                        Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, Wake County - Using Social Media to Accomplish Your Goals 

1:15   Concurrent Sessions

  1.      Annice Kim, PhD, Research Triangle Institute - Evaluating Digital/Social Media Health Campaigns
  2.     Robert Joyce, JD, UNC-SOG - Law of Public Employees and the Use of Social Media
  3.      (TBD) 

2:15     Repeat of 1:15 Breakout Sessions 

3:30     Closing Session

            NC State Health Director (TBD)

           Closing by David Jenkins, NCPHA President

 No cancellations or refunds after May 1.  Substitutions are acceptable.