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2013 State Health Director's Conference

Where Health Begins - Social Determinants

January 24-25, 2013

The 2013 North Carolina State Health Director's Conference was held on January 24-25, at the Marriott Crabtree Valley, in Raleigh. The annual conference provided a unique opportunity for local and state public health leaders to convene around public health issues of strategic interest.

Speakers at the 2013 conference included Myron S. Cohen, MD, Director of the UNC Division of Infectious Disease and the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease; Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health and; Wanda K. Jones, DrPH, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Pam Silberman, JD, Dr.PH, was presented with the 2013 Ronald H. Levine Legacy Award during the luncheon on Thursday, January 24.

Conference Topics

  • North Carolina's Response to HIV
  • Affordable Care Act Impacts on Local and State Public Health
  • Local Health Department Quality Improvement Successes
  • Recommendations for Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Public Health
  • Capitalizing on the Interactive Capacity of Social Media
  • What State or County Data are Available for Social Determinants of Health
  • North Carolina Public Health Model Communicable Disease Program for 2013-2014 and Beyond

Sponsors

  • North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors
  • Office of Continuing Education
    North Carolina Institute for Public Health
    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health