Child Health Regional Meetings

September 15, Forsyth County Health Department
September 22, Pitt County Agriculture Center
September 23, Harnett County Health Department
September 30, Haywood Senior Resource Center

The Fall Child Health Regional Meetings will continue our DHHS focus on strategies to reduce the impact of childhood obesity, including the new federal nutrition guidelines, HCBG requirements and improving care for children with special health care needs. Child health program updates will include guidance, tools, and reminders to assure compliance with programmatic requirements.


  • 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, nurse practitioners, and Child Health Enhanced Role Nurses). 5.5 hours of nursing continuing education will be awarded. 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.

8:30 am

Child Health Program Updates
Child Health Update Session Slides
Use of LU codes in Child Health
Child Health Charting by Exception Guidance
Standing Orders
Official Notification of Re-rostering of Child Health Nurse Screeners
Policy on Remaining Rostered as a Child Health Enhanced Role Nurse



Adolescent Health
Adolescent Health Session Slides
Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition
Responding to Requests for Minors’ Protected Health Information
NC General Statutes 90-21.1 and 90-21.5


Physical Activity and You!

Improving Care for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Ensuring Access to Care for Individuals with Disabilities


New Federal Nutrition Guidelines
Updating Food Policies and Nutrition Guidance

Educational Summary


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Learning objectives

  • Identify the changes in the 2014 HCBG requirements requiring practice and policy changes.
  • Define quality assurance strategies for assuring compliance with the HCBG requirements.
  • Define the critical decision criteria for development of nursing standing orders.
  • Apply the Minor’s consent law in LHD child health practices.
  • Define two strategies to increase engagement with adolescents and families to improve health outcomes
  • Identify at least 3 requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 related to medical care facilities
  • Identify at least 3 methods used to remove barriers faced by patients with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities in medical care facilities.
  • Define two significant changes in the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Explain the impact of changes to food labels for families seeking nutrition information.

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Continuing education/contact hours

5.58 hours of continuing nursing education credit will be provided through the Public Health Nursing and Professional Development (PHNPD) Unit in the Department of Health and Human Services.

PHNPD 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

September 15
Forsyth County Health Department
799 North Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27102

September 22
Pitt County Agriculture Center
403 Government Cir, Greenville, NC, 27834

September 23
Harnett County Health Department
307 W Cornelius Harnett Boulevard, Lillington, 27546

September 30
Haywood Senior Resource Center
81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville, NC 28786

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

  • The registration fee is due by August 25 for the September 15 meeting.
  • The registration fee is due by September 4 for the September 22 and 23 meetings.
  • The registration fee is due by September 11 for the September 30 meeting.
Important: All registration fees must be postmarked by the deadlines noted or your registration will be CANCELED.

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Cancellation and refund policies

If you find that you cannot attend this course you must cancel no later than August 25 for the September 15 workshop; September 4 for the September 22 and 23 meetings; and September 11 for the September 30 meeting.  Any cancellation received after 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 at any time 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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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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