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Welcome our new Health Systems Coordinator!  
Elizabeth Freeman-Wright is a native of Robeson County. Elizabeth graduated with a criminal justice degree and after graduation went to work at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Her previous role was in management over the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program. She has over 20 years of healthcare experience. Elizabeth lives in Lumberton with her husband  Ronald who is a Sgt. of the North Carolina Highway Patrol and their daughter  Isabella. She loves helping people in the Community and in her spare time she loves to spend time at the beach with family and shopping. You can reach Elizabeth about Diabetes Prevention and Hypertension and other Health Systems strategies by:
phone: 910-671-3257  or email:
WorkWell NC
Worksite Wellness Workshop: 
Creating a Healthy Work Environment
 S eptember 13, 2017 from 10AM-2:30 PM

This free workshop will offer an in depth look how WorkWell NC and regional resources can support your worksite by creating an effective worksite wellness program. Worksite wellness is key to reducing health costs, increasing productivity and reducing absenteeism.  Worksite wellness helps to recruit and retain employees and improves morale and worksite safety. WorkWell NC is a worksite wellness initiative of the Community and Clinical Connections Prevention and Health Branch of the NC Department of Public Health. We invite you to attend or share with a worksite you may know so....  REGISTER HERE
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Conferences & Webinars for consideration: 

Diets: Fad or Fact Webinar 
September 8, 2017, 12 PM-1:00 PM
With Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University, with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
Part of the Nutrition Decisions webinar series
Link to more information: 
Partners in Health and Wholeness 
Faith and Health Summit 
October 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

The Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference  
November 14-17 at Hilton Head Island, SC   Learn More and Register Here

Faithful Families Training  December 5 from 9-3 at 512 Brickhaven Dr (Room 203) 
This training is for FCS Agents, health department staff, and Steps to Health SNAP-Ed educators.  If you need a refresher on the Faithful Families program, or would like to attend a training in person, please register to attend. 
Register Here

Healthy Corner Store Update
Healthy Corner Store Update for Region 8
Healthy Corner Store Update for Region 8
Check out the video to see featured stores in Brunswick and Sampson Counties.  Southbound Mini Mart in Brunswick County received full designation for the  North Carolina Healthy Food Retail Designation for Small Food Stores. 

Robeson County is also making great strides on getting stores assessed and ready for the Healthy Food Retail Designation thanks to some great interns through Health Career Conn ections.  Shout out to  Rigoberto Castellanos  Public Health Educator at  Duplin County Health Department for working with Tiendas (Mexican Stores) in his county. 

To launch this initiative in your county contact:

The Check. Change. Control. program that the Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Prevention (ODHDSP) grant has been promoting has been re-branded to  Know It, Control It for Seniors. The program will continue to be led by blood pressure coaches who help older adults self-monitor their blood pressure and incorporate healthy lifestyle habits to control high blood pressure. Participants will meet in a group setting of 8 to 12 people twice a month for four consecutive months. Participants will receive blood pressure checks, training on how to self-monitor their blood pressure and record the readings through the "CCC tracker" or paper log, and be educated on healthy lifestyle topics during each session.
In order to enroll in this program, you must:
  • Be at least 50 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Have a normal heart beat
  • Not have had a heart attack or stroke in the past six month
For more information contact:
Heart Health, Quality & Cost Webinar

We partnered with SEAHEC to make this training open and FREE to physicians, clinicians, and practice managers.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit 1.75
Contact Hours 1.75

Click here to Register and View Webinar
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