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2016 State Health Director's Conference

Public Health and Primary Care: Intersecting to Improve Lives

January 21-22, 2016

The 2016 Annual State Health Director's Conference was held January 21-22, 2016, at the North Raleigh Hilton.

Thomas J. Vitaglione, MPH, Action for Children NC, was presented with the 2016 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award during the luncheon on Thursday, January 21.

 

2016 State Health Director's Conference Agenda and Presentations

"Public Health and Primary Care: Intersecting to Improve Lives"
January 21-22, 2016
North Raleigh Hilton
Raleigh, North Carolina

The 2016 conference agenda is provided below with presentations linked where available. Presentations and handouts were created by speakers who participated in the 2016 State Health Director's Conference.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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

8:00-8:15: Welcome: Randall Williams, MD, NC State Health Director and Deputy Secretary for Health Services, NC Department of Health and Human Services; Colleen Bridger, PhD, MPH, Health Director, Orange County Department of Public Health; President, NC Association of Local Health Directors

8:15-9:15: Public Health Forces of Change: Provider and Hospital Intersections with Public Health (YouTube video; 5:22); Governmental Public Health Enterprise Slide (PDF, 51 KB); LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, MPH, Executive Director, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

9:15-10:15: Bridging Health and Healthcare: Strategies for Local Health Leaders (PDF, 5.1 MB); Brian C. Castrucci, MA, BA, Chief Program and Strategy Officer, deBeaumont Foundation

10:15 - 10:45: Move More Physical Activity Break; Lori Rhew, MA, PAPHS, NC Division of Public Health; Refreshments and Exhibitors Gallery; Tour BOOZE IT & LOSE IT BATMobile Unit

10:45-11:45: Outbreak of HIV and Hepatitis C Linked to Injection Drug Use in Rural Indiana (PDF, 1.7 MB); Pam Pontones, MA, Indiana State Epidemiologist, Indiana State Department of Health

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

12:00-1:30: Luncheon and Special Remarks; Rick Brajer, MBA, BS, Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services; Danny Staley, MS, Director, NC Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services; Presentation of Awards from the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health; Presentation of Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award

1:45-2:45: Skill Building Sessions I

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

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

 

Friday, January 22, 2016

6:30-7:00: Morning Walk

7:45-8:15: Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:15: Achieving 80% by 2018: Improving Colon Cancer Screening Rates in North Carolina; Richard Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society

9:15 - 10:15: What We Know About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (PDF, 4.1 MB); Brian King, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director for Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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

10:45 - 11:45: The Ecological Context of Human Health Issues: From Trees to Bacteria to Human Hearts; Rob Dunn, PhD, Professor of Applied Ecology, NC State University

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

Danny Staley, MS, Director, NC Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services