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2017 State Health Director's Conference

Public Health Success: Growing Leaders Inside Out

January 19-20, 2017

The annual State Health Director's Conference was held January 19-20, 2017, at the Raleigh Marriott at Crabtree. The 2017 conference focused on recruiting and developing leaders in state and local public health. The conference included a special program block for new state and local public health staff (0-5 years’ public health experience), including opportunities for networking with experienced public health staff, and for connecting with prospective mentors.

2017 State Health Director's Conference Agenda and Presentations

"Public Health Success: Growing Leaders Inside Out"

January 19-20, 2017
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Raleigh, North Carolina

The 2017 conference agenda is provided below with presentations linked where available. Presentations and handouts were created by speakers who participated in the 2017 State Health Director's Conference.

Thursday, January 19

7:00-8:00: Registration and Continental Breakfast  

8:00-8:15: Welcome:

  • Danny Staley, MS, Director, NC Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jim Bruckner, MSHS, President, NC Association of Local Health Directors; Health Director, Macon County Health Department

8:15-9:15: The View from Washington: What Current Challenges and Future Opportunities Mean for North Carolina’s Public Health Leaders (PDF, 12.3 MB); Michael R. Fraser, PhD, CAE, FCPP, Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

9:15-10:15: Advocacy for Leaders: Craft Richer Stories for Public Health (PDF, 1.9 MB)

10:15 - 10:45: Break: Refreshments and Exhibitors Gallery

10:45-11:45: Managing Multiple Generations (PDF, 504 KB); Syvil S. Burke, MBA, MSN, RN, CNE

11:45-12:00: Transition to Luncheon and Exhibitors Gallery

12:00-1:30: Luncheon and Remarks

  • Danny Staley, MS, Director, NC Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Presentation of Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award
  • Presentation of Awards from the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health

1:30-1:45: Transition to Skill Building Breakout Sessions

1:45-5:15: Skill Building Breakout Sessions

Skill Building Workshops - Block 1; 1:45-2:45
Location Workshop
Salon III “LinkedIn” with Public Health Veterans
Salon IV Planning for a Successful Future of the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Program (PDF, 1.5 MB); Amy Belflower Thomas, MHA, MSPH, CPH, NC Institute for Public Health
Creedmoor

Advancing Equity through Community Partnership

  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, UNC School of Medicine
  • Al Richmond, MSW, Community Campus Partnerships for Health
  • Mysha Wynn, BA, MAEd, Project Momentum, Inc.
Dogwood

Advocacy and Communication with Our Public Health Partners

  • Robert Blackburn, EdD, NC Local Health Department Accreditation Board
  • Advocacy and Communication with Our Public Health Partners (PDF, 607 KB); Rebecca King, DDS, MPH, NC Citizens for Public Health
  • Peg O’ Connell, JD, Fuquay Solutions
  • Nancy Winterbauer, PhD, MS, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
Magnolia Leadership – What’s Style Got to Do with It? (PDF, 920 KB); Marirose K. Steigerwald, BA, NC Community Foundation
Sycamore Leadership and Transformation in a New Public Health Workforce Environment (PDF, 1.2 MB); Lori Carter-Edwards, PhD, MPH, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Willow Overcoming Barriers for More Effective Communication (PDF, 785 KB); Avia G. Mainor, MPH, NC Institute for Public Health
Skill Building Workshops - Block 2; 3:00-4:00
Location Workshop
Salon III You Have a Public Health Problem to Solve… Now What?
Salon IV

GIS Mapping of Social Determinants of Health as a Tool to Facilitate Community Collaborations (PDF, 1.5 MB)

  • Alisahah Cole, MD, Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Kasey Decosimo, MPH, NC Institute for Public Health
  • Gene Matthews, JD, NC Institute for Public Health
  • Matthew Simon, MA, GISP, NC Institute for Public Health
Creedmoor

Gun Violence in North Carolina: Reversing an Epidemic - Part 1

Dogwood

Collective Approach to Social Determinants of Health: An Opportunity for Public-Private Partnerships (PDF, 2 MB)

  • Tracey Grayzer, MBA, MHA, Impact Alamance
  • Stacie Saunders, MPH, Alamance County Health Department
Magnolia

Grooming Future Leaders: Creating Meaningful Internship Opportunities in Public Health

  • Cheryl Kovar, PhD, RN, CNS, East Carolina University
  • Life as a DPH Intern (PDF, 431 KB); Katrice M. Perry, BS, NC Division of Public Health – Intern
  • Carrie Rosario, DrPH, MPH, CHES, TTS, UNC Greensboro
  • Joshua Sanderson, Johnston Community College
Sycamore

Risk Communications: Leveraging Community Partnerships for Delivering Messages and Impacting Outcomes (PDF, 1.4 MB); Julie Ann P. Casani, MD, MPH, NC Division of Public Health

Willow

Public Health Response to Childhood Lead Exposure Resulting from an Occupational Source (PDF, 925 KB)

  • Shelia Higgins, RN, BSN, MPH, COHN-S, NC Division of Public Health
  • Denise Michaud, MPH, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, Caldwell County Health Department
  • Ed Norman, MPH, NC Division of Public Health
Skill Building Workshops - Block 3; 4:15-5:15
Location Workshop
Salon III

The North Carolina Perinatal Health Strategic Plan: Development and Early Implementation (PDF, 1.8 MB)

  • Sarah McCracken Cobb, MPH, NC Division of Public Health
  • Belinda Pettiford, MPH, NC Division of Public Health
Salon IV

GIS Mapping of Social Determinants of Health as a Tool to Facilitate Community Collaborations (PDF, 1.5 MB) (Repeat)

  • Alisahah Cole, MD, Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Kasey Decosimo, MPH, NC Institute for Public Health
  • Gene Matthews, JD, NC Institute for Public Health
  • Matthew Simon, MA, GISP, NC Institute for Public Health
Creedmoor

Gun Violence in North Carolina: Reversing an Epidemic - Part 2

Dogwood

Community Health Assessments and Action Plans: Show Me the Value

  • Lynn M. Conner, RN, BSN, NC Division of Public Health
  • Kathryn Dail, RN, BSN, MEd, NC Division of Public Health
  • Community Health Assessment: Data and Analysis (PDF, 7.9 MB); Eleanor Howell, MS, NC Division of Public Health
  • Rhonda Wright RN, BSN, MSN, NC Division of Public Health
Magnolia

North Carolina’s Statewide Standing Order for Naloxone: Working with Partners to Lead Change (PDF, 2.1 MB)

  • Chris Hoke, JD, NC Division of Public Health
  • Anna Stein, JD, MPH, NC Division of Public Health
Sycamore

Combating the Rising Syphilis Epidemic Through Local and State Leadership (PDF, 1.7 MB)

  • Victoria Mobley, MD, MPH, NC Division of Public Health
  • Erika Samoff, PhD, MPH, NC Division of Public Health
  • Whitney Schwalm, BA, Cabarrus Health Alliance
Willow

Customer Service: The Power of Positivity (PDF, 2.6 MB); Dawn Morriston, MPH, Eastern Area Health Education Center



Friday, January 20

7:45-8:15: Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:15: Achieving 80% by 2018: Improving Colon Cancer Screening Rates in North Carolina (PDF, 5 MB); Richard Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society

9:15 - 10:15: What We Know About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (PDF, 5 MB); Brian King, PhD, MPH, Deputy Director for Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

10:15 - 10:45: Refreshment Break and Exhibitors' Gallery

10:45 - 11:45: The Ecological Context of Human Health Issues: From Trees to Bacteria to Human Hearts (PDF, 20.5 MB); Rob Dunn, PhD, Professor of Applied Ecology, NC State University

11:45 - 12:00: Conference Closing and Remarks

  • Danny Staley, MS, Director, NC Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services