Child Health Regional Meetings

April 9,  Pitt County Agricultural Building
April 13, Harnett County Health Department
April 20, Forsyth County Health Department
April 23, Haywood County Senior Resource Center

The 2015 Spring Child Health Regional Meetings will provide diverse topics for nurses, social workers, and healthcare providers working to improve the health outcomes for children and families in the public health setting. In the morning sessions, regional consultants will provide an overview of health care issues and resources available to local health departments to support service delivery. Dr. Gerri Mattson, Medical Consultant will provide an overview of the impact of toxic stress on early brain development and strategies to improve individual and family resiliency.

During the afternoon, Jean Vukoson, State Child Health Nurse Consultant, and Debby Moyer, Best Practice Unit Nurse Consultant, will share strategies to improve internal monitoring and quality improvement processes to assure compliance with programmatic and regulatory requirements. Additionally, Michelle Futrell, Nutrition Consultant, will share skills to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment and determine appropriate nutrition goals and plan for children with identified risks.


  • Children & Youth Branch, Division of Public Health, DHHS
  • Public Health Nursing and Professional Development, Division of Public Health, DHHS
  • The North Carolina Institute of Public Health, Gillings School of Global Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Who should attend these workshops?

The training content is appropriate for all local Child Health staff including healthcare providers (physicians, physician assistants, social workers, nurse practitioners, and Child Health Enhanced Role Nurses). Nursing continuing education hours have been applied for. The full content for this training is approved for Child Health Enhanced Role Nurse continuing education hours for re-rostering.

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The workshops will begin with Registration at 8:30 am, and the training content will run 9:00 am-3:45 pm with two short breaks and a catered lunch. The $40 tuition includes CEH, lunch and beverage breaks (Water and light snacks will be offered. Coffee is not included).

8:30 am

Child Health Program Updates
Standing Orders
(memo from Joy Reed, 2013)
Guidance on Electronic Documentation
(memo from Joy Reed, 2014)
LU Codes in Child Health
(memo from Joy Reed, 2014)
Validation of Staff Competency
(memo from Joy Reed, 2007)
Validation of Nursing Competence: What Does It Mean for You?
(Article from NC BON)


Early Brain Development, Toxic Stress and Resiliency


Physical Activity and You!

Implementing Strategies to Improve Child Health Monitoring & Quality Improvement


What is Normal Nutrition

Educational Summary


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Conflict of interest disclosure

No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this event. Any commercial support will be used for events that are not CE related. There is no endorsement of any product by NCNA, ANCC, or other credentialing bodies associated with this session. No session relates to products governed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the event that a session does relate to products governed by the FDA, appropriate and off-label use will be shared.

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Learning objectives

  • Define the critical decision criteria for development of nursing standing orders.
  • Describe the critical components of a pre-participation assessment and resources for national guidelines.
  • Identify DPH and CMS resources for appropriate documentation and billing of clinical services.
  • Describe two red flags for children exposed to toxic stress which might be seen in office practice.
  • Explain strategies to help families build resiliency.
  • Demonstrate physical activities moves.
  • Identify DPH and other resources to support comprehensive medical record audit for compliance with regulatory and licensure requirements.
  • Select quality improvement strategies to resolve identified non-compliance issues.
  • Discuss a comprehensive nutrition assessment to identify at risk clients.
  • Determine and document appropriate nutrition goals and plans for at risk clients.
  • Collect key messages and lessons learned from peers.

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Continuing education/contact hours

Continuing education credit will be provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit.

Public Health Nursing and Professional Development, Department of Health and Human Services, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Special Note: Nurse Licensees are required to attest to having completed one of several learning activity options during the preceding license renewal cycle and be prepared to submit evidence of completion if requested by the Board. Most of the learning activity options include continuing education activities related to the nurse’s practice. The Public Health Nursing and Professional Development Unit qualifies as an acceptable provider of continuing education as defined by the Board of Nursing for the Continuing Competence process.

Attendees must attend the full program in order to receive credit. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Dates and locations

April 9, 2015
Pitt County Agriculture Center
403 Government Cir, Greenville, NC, 27834

April 13, 2015
Harnett County Health Department
307 W Cornelius Harnett Boulevard, Lillington, 27546

April 20, 2015
Forsyth County Health Department
799 North Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27102

April 23, 2015
Haywood Senior Resource Center
81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786

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Fees: $40 per person (includes the CEH, lunch and breaks). Remit payments to: NC Institute for Public Health, Attn: Registrar, Campus Box # 8165, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

  • The registration fee is due by March 27 for the April 9 and 13 meetings.
  • The registration fee is due by April 1 for the April 20 and 23 meetings.

Important: All registration fees must be postmarked by the deadlines noted or your registration will be CANCELED. There is NO onsite registration available for these meetings.

Important Note Before You Register:

When you click “Go to Registration” below, you will be taken to our registration page. You will see a list of our programs arranged by date. Find the program you want to register for, and click “Register Now” next to it. You will then go to a login page where you can set up an account, which you will be able to use every time you register for an NCIPH program, or you can login if you have an existing account.

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Cancellation and refund policies

If you find that you cannot attend, you must cancel no later than March 26 for the April 9 and 13 meetings and April 6 for the April 20 and 23 meetings. Any cancellation received after the deadline will be charged the full registration fee. All cancelations must be received in writing. You may send cancellations to Cherelle Whitfield at Substitutions from the same organization are allowed up until the day prior to the meeting with prior notification to

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More information

For more information, contact Cherelle Whitfield, (919-843-9262) or Avia Mainor, (919-966-9599).

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