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Lunch and learn summer webinar series highlighting hot topics in public health

Join us from 12:00 to 1:00 pm each month to learn more about these emerging issues, specific to public health in North Carolina:

June 24, 2014
The Drug Overdose Prevention Law and use of Naloxone Details

July 24, 2014 (New date)
Social Media and Public Health Details

August 5, 2014
Refugee Health in North Carolina Details

During each webinar, we’ll provide an overview of the issue, including its relevance to you as a North Carolina practitioner plus strategies to enhance your knowledge and recommendations for how you can learn more. Each webinar will include ample time for interaction with the webinar’s presenter and panelists. To register, click the registration link for the webinar or webinars you want to attend.



The Drug Overdose Prevention Law and use of Naloxone
June 24, 2014

Prescription drug misuse and deaths from overdose are on the rise.  Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia by amending laws to allow community groups (lay administers) to provide Naloxone to persons overdosing on opiates. 

We are pleased to welcome Robert Childs, Executive Director of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition’s (NCHRC) to discuss:    

  • new NC Legislation and how it can help prevent overdose deaths,
  • the use and availability of Naloxone, and
  • strategies to educate communities about prescription drug misuse.

Social Media and Public Health
July 24, 2014 (New date)

Social media includes various online technology tools that enable people to communicate easily via the internet to share information and resources.  Facebook and Twitter are two examples of social media websites most commonly used to help educate, inform and/or engage communities. 

We are pleased to welcome Stacy Shelp, the Communications Manager and Public Information Officer for the Orange County Health Department to discuss: 

  • how to effectively use social media in a public health setting,
  • where to get information to best shape your social marketing activities, and  
  • strategies on how to integrate social media into a more comprehensive communications plan.

Register for FREE today!

Refugee Health in North Carolina
August 5, 2014

North Carolina is generally among the top 10 states in the US for numbers of new refugee arrivals, and has refugees resettling in over 30 NC counties.  Refugees have unique health care needs, both acute and chronic, that may be more difficult for public health providers to diagnose and treat.  There are many factors that affect a refugee’s health and directly impact their physical and emotional wellness, one of which is access to healthcare. 

The NC Institute for Public Health is pleased to welcome Jennifer Morillo, State Refugee Health Coordinator with the NC Department of Health and Human Services to share information and lead a discussion on:  

  • North Carolina’s refugee newcomer population highlighting resettlement trends and data,
  • Common health and healthcare challenges refugees face, and
  • Resources/assistance for refugees and public health providers.

Register for FREE today!