One of the earliest provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to take effect is Section 2713, which requires health plans to cover, at absolutely no out-of-pocket cost to families, preventive care services outlined in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents. Supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bright Futures (BF) is the definitive standard of evidence-informed pediatric well-child and preventive care. More...
Hazel Moore, a continuing education specialist with the Office of Continuing Education since 1994, was recently inducted into the East Carolina Nursing Hall of Fame. Hazel earned her baccalaureate degree from East Carolina University School of Nursing, as well as a master's degree in both rehabilitation counseling and in nursing. More...
Environmental health specialists will meet May 23-25 in Greenville for the annual NC Environmental Health Law and Ethics course. This is a required workshop for all environmental health specialists (with at least one year of experience) to learn how to apply North Carolina environmental law, and to teach participants how the system of North Carolina health laws, rules, and regulations can support and guide them in their daily work. The course concentrates on the practical use of health law for application by specialists on their job. More...
If you missed the Annual Minority Health Conference in Chapel Hill…
Earlier this month, I took the reins as director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and it has been a heartwarming experience. We are truly blessed in our School to have so many competent public health professionals dedicated to the art and science of the practice of public health. We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Ed Baker for his leadership shaping the Institute over the past seven years. More...
Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) focuses on promoting integrative community approaches to optimizing mental and physical health among adolescents and women of reproductive age. This spring, it will present its 2011 webinar series, the first component of the project. More...
In honor of former Accreditation Administrator Craig Michalak, the NC Institute for Public Health is putting out a call for nominations for the Craig Michalak Award for Excellence. The award is given to individuals by the Institute to recognize the efforts and support of the Local Health Department Accreditation system throughout the state. More...
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