Calendar 2014




NCALHD Advocacy

Lynette Tolson
Executive Director
3000 Industrial Drive
Suite 140
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 828-6201


Policy Statement
The NC Association of Local Health Directors will not pay overhead or indirect costs in contracts to any association (health related associations), institutions (hospitals, private care providers, etc.) or governmental agency (health departments/districts, state agencies, colleges and universities). This includes, but is not limited to payment of rent, administrative staff, accounting systems, technology, contractors, etc.
Next Meeting:

August 21, 2014

  • 10:00 am
  • Cardinal Room, 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
  • Agenda
Previous Meetings:
July 17, 2014
June 19, 2014
Earlier Meetings Available in the Archives
Committee Meeting Info for August:
  • Communications Committe will meet in the Cardinal Room on Wednesday, August 20 at 3:00 pm. Agenda items include voter outreach, public health staff cuts talking points, creating a public health video discussion, youth tobacco survey. See full agenda.
  • Partnership Development Committe will meet in the Cardinal Room on Wednesday, August 20 at 4:00 pm. Agenda items include NC Asthma Grant, results from 2013 HD survey on community readiness. See full agenda.
  • Policy Analysis and Development Committee will meet in the Cardinal Room on Wednesday, August 20 at 2:00 pm. Agenda items include: tobacco free policies and places, latest changes to e-cigarettes, HR policy: hiring practices for nurses, Medicaid reform, legislative agenda. See full agenda.
Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 -- Smoke-free Restaurants

On December 4, 2013 the Commission for Public Health adopted a new rule that clarifies the definition of enclosed areas in the Smoke-free Restaurants and Bars Law as required by the Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 (HB 74 / S.L. 2013-413). Read the bill here

Colleen Bridger: Health Director of the Year 2014

Colleen Bridger was chosen as 2014 Health Director of the Year for her leadership and advocacy for Orange County's Smoke Free Public Places Rule, the most comprehensive smoke free places rule in the nation and for her commitment to strengthening the infrastructure of the Orange County Health Department and the Board of Health. read more...

Angel Medical Center: 2014 Public Health Partners Award

The 2014 Public Health Partners Award was given to Angel Medical Center (AMC) of Franklin. ARC was selected for its commitment to reducing the burden of cancer in Macon County. AMC was recognized for its partnership with the Macon County Health Department and several corporate sponsors in creating "Ladies Night Out," a program aimed at helping women as they face breast cancer. read more...

A Blueprint of the Future for Local Public Health Departments

Public health is currently facing changes in policy, context, and funding which will significantly impact the work of local health departments across North Carolina. The healthcare system is facing new challenges stemming from an epidemic of chronic diseases and increased healthcare costs. The following report strives to familiarize local health departments with relevant contextual changes and emerging opportunities and guide their response to these developments. LHDs must be proactive if they are to persist and flourish in health promotion and disease prevention efforts.

Local Health Department Publicity Tools:
County health departments are extremely important to the communities they serve. But a lot of people don't even know what a health department does. Here are some resources to help you get the word out.
Health Department Job Listings:
  • Visit NCAPHA's website for the latest job postings at health departments across North Carolina.
NCALHD Position Statements: