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.

2023 Fall Educational Conference Presentations:

Wellness and Self-Care, Finding Your Oxygen Mask

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Training

Community-focused Efforts to Mitigate the Health Effects of Climate Change


Wellness and Prevention Section: Influential Health Promotion Award

We all know someone who has achieved great accomplishments, gone beyond the call of duty, made outstanding contributions to public health and/or acted as a motivated champion for public health clients.  Let’s celebrate our success and recognize our coworkers!  

Award winners will be recognized at North Carolina Public Health Association Fall Educational Conference

This award honors an individual that has made contributions to the practice and profession of health education, health promotion, and/or wellness and prevention. This recipient has demonstrated the core capabilities in health education and contributes to creating healthier lives within North Carolina. The winner is awarded $250.  


Nominees must be a current individual or organizational member of NCPHA at the time of nomination.  To verify membership status, email Kim Dittmann at [email protected].  Note that nominees may not win the same award more than once.

Instructions for Nomination Form





November 6 2018 Networking Event held in Raleigh

Resource Center


Wellness and Prevention Section Leadership 2023-2024

Megan Hauser

Vice Chair:
Kendra Faries

Amber Taylor

Janna Blue

Advocacy Representative:
Zo Mpofu 

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Megan Hauser

Public Awareness Committee Representative:
Tony Locklear

Awards Committee Representatives:
Edeia Lynch and Ulva Little-Bennett