Skip all navigation Skip to page navigation

DHHS Home | A-Z Site Map | Divisions | About Us | Contacts | En Español

NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of Public Health
N.C. Public Health Home
 
 

State Health Director's Conference

If you are looking for information about the 2014 State Health Director's Conference, it is available here: 2014 State Health Director's Conference Presentations.

Where Health Begins - Social Determinants

January 24-25, 2013

The 2013 North Carolina State Health Director's Conference was held on January 24-25, at the Marriott Crabtree Valley, in Raleigh. The annual conference provided a unique opportunity for local and state public health leaders to convene around public health issues of strategic interest.

Speakers at the 2013 conference included Myron S. Cohen, MD, Director of the UNC Division of Infectious Disease and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease; Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health and; Wanda K. Jones, DrPH, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Pam Silberman, JD, Dr.PH, was presented with the 2013 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award during the luncheon on Thursday, January 24.

Conference Topics

  • North Carolina's Response to HIV
  • Affordable Care Act Impacts on Local and State Public Health
  • Local Health Department Quality Improvement Successes
  • Recommendations for Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Public Health
  • Capitalizing on the Interactive Capacity of Social Media
  • What State or County Data are Available for Social Determinants of Health
  • North Carolina Public Health Model Communicable Disease Program for 2013-2014 and Beyond

Sponsors

  • North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors
  • Office of Continuing Education
    North Carolina Institute for Public Health
    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

2013 Conference Agenda and Presentations

The 2013 North Carolina State Health Director’s Conference 
"Where Health Begins: Social Determinants"

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Raleigh, North Carolina
January 24-25, 2013

The 2013 conference agenda is provided below with presentations linked where available. Presentations and handouts were created by speakers who participated in the 2013 State Health Directors Conference.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

7:00 - 8:00: Registration and Continental Breakfast  

8:00 - 8:15: Greetings and Welcome

  • Greetings: Laura Gerald, MD, MPH; State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
  • Welcome: John Morrow, MD, MPH; President, NC Association of Local Health Directors Health Director, Pitt County Health Department

8:15 - 9:15: Featured Presentations

  1. North Carolina’s Response to HIV: New Hope, New Direction Leading the Way (PDF, 30 KB); Evelyn Foust, CPM, MPH, Branch Head, Communicable Disease Branch, Division of Public Health
  2. Myron Cohen, MD, Clinical Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:15 - 10:15: Featured Presentation

Structural Determinants That Produce - Just a Little Sugah (PDF, 2.9 MB); Linda Murray, MD, MPH; Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Health Department

10:15 - 10:45: Move More/ Refreshment Break and Exhibitors' Gallery

10:45 - 11:45: Featured Presentation

Addressing the Social Determinants to Achieve Healthy NC 2020 Objectives; Wanda K. Jones, DrPH; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

12:00 - 1:30: Luncheon and Special Remarks: Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award

1:30 - 1:45: Transition to Afternoon Skill Building Workshops

1:45 - 2:45: Skill Building Workshops 1

  1. WNC Healthy Impact: A Regional Approach to Collaborative Hospital and Health Department Community Health Assessment and Planning (PDF, 1.4 MB)
    • Heather K. Gates, MPH, Regional Coordinator of WNC Healthy Impact, WNC Health Network
    • Stephanie Kiser, RPh, Executive Director, Community Health and Corporate Wellness, Mission Hospital
    • Jan Shepard, MBA, Health Director, Madison County Health Department
  2. Evidence-Based Strategies in Public Health
    1. Evidence-Based Strategies in Public Health (PDF, 717 KB)
      • Laura Edwards, RN, MPA, Director, Center for Healthy North Carolina
      • Anne Thomas, RN, MPA, Health Director, Dare County Health Department
    2. School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention (PDF, 1.2 MB); Anne Thomas, MPA; Sheila Davies
  3. Using Quality Improvement in your Health Department to Improve Efficiency (PDF, 1.7 MB); Davidson County WIC Improvement Plan (PDF, 2.5 MB); Vaccine Inventory Reconciliation: Reducing Discrepancies between NCIR and Physical Inventory (PDF, 4.5 MB)
    • Trena Ballard, Administrative Support Supervisor, New Hanover County Health Department
    • Darren Cecil, Environmental Health Director, Davidson County Health Department
    • Larry Grimsley, BS, RN, New Hanover County Health Department
    • Barbara Hedrick, WIC Director, Davidson County Health Department
    • Rochelle Talley, MS, PT, Durham County Health Department
  4. Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Strong Foundation for Lifelong Health (PDF, 4.2 MB)
    • Gibbie Harris, MSPH, FNP, BSN, Health Director, Buncombe County Department of Health
    • Michelle Hughes, MA, MSW, Project Director, Partnering for Excellence Initiative
    • Catherine Joyner, MSW, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Division of Public Health
  5. Working with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, and Free Clinics – New Models of Care
    • Sandy Motley, RN, Executive Director/Site Administrator, Davidson Medical Ministries Clinic
    • Robert Spencer, MHA, Executive Director, Gaston Family Health Services

2:45 - 3:00: Refreshment Break and Exhibitors' Gallery

3:00 - 4:00: Skill Building Workshops 2

  1. State or County Data Available for Social Determinants of Health (PDF, 47 KB); Eleanor Howell, MS, State Center for Health Statistics, Division of Public Health
  2. Building Clinical and Community Linkages to Achieve Health Equity and Reduce Health Disparities
    • Monique C. Bethell, BBA, MA, PhD, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, Division of Public Health
    • Debi Nelson, MAEd, RHEd, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, Division of Public Health
    • Sharon Nelson, MPH, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, Division of Public Health
  3. North Carolina’s Public Health Model Communicable Disease Program for 2013-2014 and Beyond (PDF, 2.3 MB)
    • Kathryn G. Dail, RN, BSN, MEd, Communicable Disease Branch, Division of Public Health
    • Evelyn Foust, CPM, MPH, Branch Head, Communicable Disease Branch, Division of Public Health
  4. Capitalizing on Social Media’s Power to Interact and Connect (PDF, 3.5 MB); Mike Newton-Ward, MSW, MPH, Division of Public Health
  5. Built Environments: Bringing Public Health and Planning Together (PDF, 1 MB); Integrated Planning for Health (PDF, 4.6 MB)
    • Lauren Blackburn, AICP, Director of the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
    • Ruth Petersen, MD, MPH, Section Chief, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, Division of Public Health
    • Melanie Wilson, MP, PHM, National Chairperson of the American Planning Association Division of Planning and the Black Community

4:00 - 4:15: Transition Break

4:15 - 5:15: Workshops 3

  1. North Carolina’s Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities (PDF, 2.3 MB)
    • Dave Gardner, DA, Executive Director, NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville
    • Carolyn Dunn, PhD, RD, Professor and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University, NC Cooperative Extension
  2. CDC Reports on the Local Power of Media Campaigns for Tobacco Prevention and Control (PDF, 2.3 MB); Community Preventive Services Task Force: What Works to Prevent Tobacco Use (PDF, 203 KB); Tips for Linking Local Programming to National/State Media Campaigns (PDF, 53 KB)
    • Christine Laucher, Tobacco Initiative Team Lead, Youth Empowered Solutions
    • Sally Herndon, MPH, Branch Head, Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch, Division of Public Health
    • Ann Houston Staples, MCHES, Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch, Division of Public Health
    • Robert M. Rodes, MS, MBA, MEd, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health
  3. Lessons Learned from the Democratic National Convention (PDF, 2.7 MB); Lessons Learned from the Democratic National Convention: Mecklengburg County Health Department (PDF, 12.5 MB)
    • Julie Casani, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of Public Health
    • Earl Winters (Wynn) Mabry, MD, Health Director, Mecklenburg County Health Department
  4. Effective Communication Techniques; Renee McCoy, Public Relations Officer, Division of Public Health
  5. Life Course Model, Pregnancy Care Management, and Care Coordination for Children (PDF, 1.7 MB)
    • S. Vienna Barger, MSW, MSPH, CPH, Women’s Health Branch, Division of Public Health'
    • Cheryl G. Lowe, RN, BSN, Children and Youth Branch, Division of Public Health
    • Belinda Pettiford, MPH, Branch Head, Women’s Health Branch, Division of Public Health

 

Friday, January 25, 2013

7:45-8:15: Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 9:15: Plenary I

Change Management for Organizations (PDF, 2.5 MB)

  • Bill Sollecito, DrPH, Clinical Professor and Program Director, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Verita Murrill, Senior Manager and Senior Consultant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9:15 - 10:15: Plenary II

Affordable Care Act Impacts on Local and State Public Health (PDF, 543 KB); Pam Silberman, JD, DrPH

10:15 - 10:45: Refreshment Break and Exhibitors' Gallery

10:45 - 11:45: Plenary III

Putting Evidence into Practice: How the Public Health System Can Do Better (PDF, 472 KB)

  • Alice Ammerman, DrPH, RD, Professor, Gillings School Global Public Health; Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Laura Gerald, MD, MPH, State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
  • Gibbie Harris, MSPH, FNP, BSN, Health Director, Buncombe County Department of Health

11:45 - 12:00: Conference Closing and Remarks: Laura Gerald, MD, MPH; State Health Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health