Wellness and Prevention Section

Welcome to the Wellness and Prevention Section. Please join us as we work together to make North Carolina a healthier state. With the foundation of health education, we promote the discussion of wellness and prevention across agencies and organizations.

Purpose of the Section

The purpose of the Wellness and Prevention Section of the NCPHA shall be to bring together all persons interested in public health education including official agencies, voluntary agencies, schools, colleges, etc., for the purpose of fostering and stimulating:

  • A greater degree of opportunity for cooperation with all health personnel;
  • The promotion of joint planning among agencies, schools, organizations, community groups, and businesses concerning wellness and prevention;
  • A better understanding, integration, and promotion of health for all people.



If you have job announcements or upcoming events you would like for us to share, please send them to Betty Foh. 


Call for Abstracts for Fall Conference

The 2021 Fall Education conference will be from Tuesday, October 5th- to Friday, October 8, 2021. This year's theme is Connectedness and Equity:  Public Health Creates a Healthier, North Carolina. The Wellness and Prevention Section is looking for presenters for our section.

Abstracts are limited to 250 words and will be reviewed by the Wellness and Prevention Leadership Team. Presenting authors must be registered for the conference by the day of their presentation.

If you would like to share with your fellow section participants the great work you’re doing, please submit a one-page abstract to [email protected].  

Wellness & Prevention Awards  

The NCPHA Wellness & Prevention Section Awards Committee requests nominations of outstanding programs and/or professionals. These awards provide an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of public health professionals practicing in North Carolina. 

The members of the awards committee strongly encourage professionals in business, academia, nonprofits, and government to nominate persons for well-deserved recognition and an opportunity to share their accomplishments throughout North Carolina. 

Neither the persons nominating nor those being nominated are required to be a member of NCPHA. Completed nomination applications are due by
September 14th, 2021 (link can be found below in Resource Center), and can be sent to
Kathie Cox at ([email protected]) and cc Ulva Little Bennett ([email protected])




November 6 2018 Networking Event held in Raleigh

Resource Center


Wellness and Prevention Section Leadership 2021-2022

Megan Hauser

Vice Chair:
Tony Locklear

Julie Gooding-Hasty

Katrina White

Advocacy Representative:
Zo Mpofu and Sarah Jacobson

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Megan Hauser

Public Awareness Committee Representative:
Tony Locklear