For Local Health Departments

by the Local Technical Assistance & Training Branch (LTATB) and Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse


About The Local Technical Assistance & Training Branch (LTATB) and Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse

Local health departments work to improve the health of people and communities in North Carolina.  The Local Technical Assistance & Training Branch provides resources that support the work of local health departments, which include generalized nursing consultation, administrative consultation, training & technical assistance.  

The LTATB includes the Public Health Nursing & Professional Development Unit (PHNPDU), the Administrative & Financial Support Unit (AFSU), Public Health Pharmacy, and The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence (PHNICE). 

The Chief Public Health Nurse provides leadership in shaping an effective and efficient system of programs and services in North Carolina by directing, collaborating on, implementing and evaluating statewide public health and public health nursing policy development and standards with the purpose of improving quality of health care delivery at the local level.


General Information

General Information
  • Practice Management
  • Record Retention
  • Telemedicine
  • Training Reimbursement
  • Health, Self-Care, and Resiliency

AFSU

Administrative & Financial Support Unit (AFSU)
  • Administrative Monitoring
  • Budget Prep & Monitoring
  • Consolidated Agreement & AA’s
  • Forms & Tools
  • Newsletters
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Training

PHNPDU

Public Health Nursing & Professional Development Unit (PHNPDU)
  • Coding & Billing Review Tools
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Documentation & Training from Licensing Boards
  • Problem Oriented Health Records (POHR)
  • Training

PHNICE

Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence (PHNICE)
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • Principles & Practices of PHN

  NC Public Health Pharmacy

NC Public Health Pharmacy
  • PHN Dispensing Training
  • Standing Orders

Coding & Billing Resources

Coding & Billing Resources
  • 2021 E/M Coding Changes
  • Coding Billing Guidance Document
  • COVID-19 Billing Quick Guides
  • ICD-10 Coding Resources
  • Training Handouts

 Administrative and Financial Support Unit - Updated 08/26/20

 Aid to Counties (ATC) Toolkit

 Administrative Monitoring

 Budget Preparation, Maintenance of Effort and Reports

 Consolidated Agreement and Program Agreement Addenda

 Forms and Tools - Added 05/06/20

 News and Notes/Quarterly Newsletters

- Policy and Procedure Development and Related Tools - Updated 08/26/20

- Training - Updated 05/11/20

- Coding & Billing

2021 E/M Coding Changes

Coding Billing Guidance Document

Coding and Billing Quick Guides - 06/01/20

Coding and Billing Trainings and Handouts

Below are Coding and Billing Guidance Document training modules and handouts, archived by topic.

- COVID-19 - Updated 11/17/20

- ICD-10 Coding Resources

 Continuing Nursing Education (PHNICE)

The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence (PHNICE) serves NC Public Health Nurses by providing continuing education in the form of evidence-based Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD). The PHNICE sits in the Local Technical Assistance and Training Branch. The PHNICE provides high-quality, evidence-based continuing professional development that is timely and relevant to current public health nursing practice. Educational activities provided by the PHNICE are developed primarily to meet the educational needs of NC Public Health Nurses. However, we know that Public Health Nurses do not work in a vacuum. Therefore, our courses and content areas often meet the educational needs of other public health staff, including Advanced-Practice Practitioners (NPs and PAs), physicians, and other public health professionals. The PHNICE works independently and also partners with public, private, academic, and other public health practice entities to jointly provide NCPD.

Contact

Kristin W. Briggs, MSN, RN
Director, Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence
Workforce Development Contract Administrator
Division of Public Health
Local Technical Assistance and Training Branch
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Kristin.Briggs@dhhs.nc.gov
919-618-3505

NCPD Nurse Planner Portal

Principles Practices of Public Health Nursing

The target audience is registered nurses working in local health departments, particularly those who do not have a BSN degree to address core public health nursing functions. The course familiarizes participants with public health and basic epidemiological concepts important to the practice of public health and emphasizes a synthesis of nursing practice and public health. Nursing services directed to individuals, families and groups are presented in the context of improving the health of the populations.  Successful completion of this course is a legal requirement for all public health nurses who do not have a BSN during their first year of employment with a local health department.  The course comprises required reading, synchronous sessions (live webinars), asynchronous sessions (recorded modules),  course evaluation, and the completion of a final exam with a score of 80% or better.

PPPHN Course Overview

 General Information

- 10EPHS

- Practice Management

- Record Retention

- Telemedicine

- Training Reimbursement - New 07/27/20

Subject to the availability of funds and approval of the Local Technical Assistance & Training Branch's Public Health Nursing and Professional Development Unit (PHNPDU), the LHD may request reimbursement for:

  1. Nursing service personnel participating in Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing course. Reimbursement is $400 per participant upon successful completion of the course.
  2. LHD Management/Supervision level staff participating in the Management and Supervision for Public Health Professionals course. Reimbursement is $600 per participant upon successful completion of the course.

Reimbursement requests must be submitted by the LHD to beth.murray@dhhs.nc.gov within the same fiscal year the course is completed.
Funds Reimbursement Request Form (Excel, 44 KB)

 

- Public Health Pharmacy

- Nurse Dispensing

PHN&PDU is no longer offering continuing education credits in association with the training. Your pharmacist may use these materials for training, but you will need to issue your own certificate of completion and maintain your own attendance and training agenda records for Accreditation and the Board of Pharmacy. Please continue to send a copy of the attendance roster to the office PHN&PDU (Beth.Murray@dhhs.nc.gov) each time a training is offered in your agency.

- Standing Orders

- 340b Resource Links

Last Modified: 11-20-2020