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Jacqueline Simmons, MScPH MCHES

Jacqueline Simmons, MScPH MCHES

Project Director
Department of Maternal and Child Health
NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
  • NC Division of Public Health
  • 5601 Six Forks Road
  • Raleigh, NC 27609
  • USA

Jacquie Simmons is Project Director for the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center. Jacquie has more than twenty years of experience working in the field of public health, specializing in early childhood health and safety and children with special health care needs. Prior to her current role, Jacquie held positions at the NC Division of Public Health/Office on Disability and Health, the NC Healthy Start Foundation, and at Safe Kids Worldwide. Some of the positions she held included working as an epidemiologist, program manager, and health educator.

Jacquie has a Master's of Science in Public Health/Health Promotion from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), she has participated in the North Carolina Public Health Association/NC Medical Society, Emerging Leaders Program in 2019, and has completed advanced training in the science of early learning, injury prevention, and epidemiology.

Staff/Administrative Duties

As Project Director for the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, Jacquie oversees all major work activities of the organization. She is responsible for the overall management of the NC Resource Center including daily operations, finances, contracts, human resources, resource development, and implementation of deliverables. She also supports North Carolina's network of Child Care Health Consultants by developing and implementing programs for improving the health and safety of children in early care and education settings. She has special knowledge of issues related to the health and safety of children ages 0-5, adult training and professional development, and program implementation and assessment.

Education

Certificate, Field Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MScPH, Health Promotion, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2005

BA, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001

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