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2015 State Health Director's Conference

Serving the Next Generation

January 22-23, 2015

The 2015 Annual State Health Director's Conference was held January 22-23, 2015 at the North Raleigh Hilton.

The annual conference provided a unique opportunity for local and state public health leaders to convene around public health issues of strategic interest.

Jerry Parks, MPH, Health Director for Albemarle Regional Health Services, was presented with the 2015 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award during the luncheon on Thursday, January 22.


  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors

2015 State Health Director's Conference Agenda and Presentations

"Serving the Next Generation"
January 22-23, 2015
North Raleigh Hilton
Raleigh, North Carolina

The 2015 conference agenda is provided below with presentations linked where available. Presentations and handouts were created by speakers who participated in the 2015 State Health Directors Conference.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

8:00-8:10: Welcome

8:10-9:25: Opening Remarks and Introduction of Speaker; Tobacco-Related Disparities at the Point of Sale and Promising Policy Solutions

9:25-10:25: Serving the Next Generation - Infant Mortality

10:25 - 10:45: Move More Activity/Refreshment Break and Exhibitors' Gallery

10:45-11:45: The North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force: Expanding Allies Working to Reduce Child Death and Promote Safe and Healthy Development of Children (PDF, 119 KB)

11:45-12:00: Break, Transition to Luncheon and Exhibitors Gallery

12:00-1:30: Luncheon and Special Remarks; Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award, Association of NC Boards of Health Awards

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

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

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

4:00-4:15: Transition Break and Exhibitors' Gallery

4:15-5:15: Skill Building Workshops 3

Friday, January 23, 2015

7:45-8:15: Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:15: Saving Tomorrows Today: Collaboration to Prevent Youth Suicide in North Carolina (PDF, 2.9 MB)

9:15 - 10:15: Teen Pregnancy: A Modern Public Health Victory (PDF, 1.1 MB)

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

10:45 - 11:45: Pediatric Asthma (PDF, 4.9 MB)

11:45 - 12:00: Conference Closing and Remarks