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

Phone: (919) 828-6201

ltolson@ncapha.org

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:

July 17, 2014

  • 10:00 am
  • Cardinal Room, 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
  • Agenda
Previous Meetings:
June 19, 2014
May 15, 2014
Earlier Meetings Available in the Archives
Committee Meeting Info for July:
  • Best Practice Committee will meet in the Cardinal Room on Wednesday, July 16 at 1:00 pm. Agenda items include: aligning and streamlining; practice based research network (PBRN); active routes to school project updates; questions about BRFSS county level data; HIV control measures.
  • Community Health Committee will not meet in July.
  • Core Public Health Committee will meet in the Cardinal Room on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 am. Agenda items include: NC HIE connectivity update; HIS update/MU modeules contract update; new batch data/vendor work group; WIC crossroads roll-out update.
  • Partnership Development Committee will not meet in July.
  • Informatics Committee will meet in the Cardinal Room on Thursday, June 19 at 8:30 am. Agenda items include: follow up on on-site wastewater protection QA program and child health services (Health Check vs. Child Health); NC Diabetes Education Program (DPP training); and WIRM Activity: STD prevention.
  • Policy Analysis and Development Committee will meet in the Cardinal Room on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 pm. Agenda items include: overviet of marketplace enrollment for ACA in NC; Medicaid reform; tobacco free policies and places.
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: