The two meetings scheduled for Monday, October 3, will now take place at the office of Youth Empowered Solutions, located at 4021 Carya Drive, Suite 160, Raleigh, NC 27610 (click here for Google maps). Thank you to YES! for hosting us!
NCAH Tobacco Use Prevention Committee Meeting Monday, October 3
11am to 1pm
Lunch will be served. The Committee will continue to discuss NCAH’s 2017 legislative priorities.
NCAH Membership Meeting Monday, October 3
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Attendees will vote on the 2017-2019 NCAH Executive Committee. We will also make announcements about exciting changes at NCAH.
In preparation for seeking accreditation from the national Public Health Accreditation Board, the Division of Public Health and its partners have completed a State Health Assessment with 5 identified priorities. Now, they need your input on the process and priorities. If you would like to review and provide input to that important process, please click here or go to http://publichealth.nc.gov/sha.
The 5 priorities they have chosen are:
Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Tobacco Use, including e-cigarettes
Infant Mortality/Perinatal Health
Access to quality and culturally competent care, including integration of physical, mental and oral health
We hope you will take a few minutes to provide feedback on these priorities.
email@example.comIMPORTANT – location change for October 3rd meetings
Please join us for an NCAH Obesity Committee meeting on Tuesday, August 16, from 10am to 12pm, at the American Heart Association. The Committee will finalize NCAH’s policy priorities for the 2017 legislative long session, and will discuss upcoming grant and funding opportunities.
We want to inform you that NCAH’s Obesity Policy Coordinator, Starrlett Johnson is no longer with the coalition. We wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors!
Effective today, Friday, July 29, please contact NCAH’s Managing Director Morgan Wittman Gramann with questions or concerns regarding NCAH and our obesity prevention policies. Morgan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 919.308.8800.
NCAH’s obesity prevention policy work will continue in earnest, including ensuring the smooth implementation of the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. Please stay tuned for future updates!
Yesterday, Thursday, July 14, Governor McCrory signed the state budget. The budget includes $250,000 for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit!
Once again, we would like to thank all of our members and partners for your help in ensuring North Carolinians have access to healthy foods and tobacco cessation services. We couldn’t have done it without you!
email@example.comNCAH Legislative Update – July 15, 2016
The Tobacco Use Prevention Committee will meet next Monday, July 18, from 1pm to 4pm, at the American Heart Association. The Committee will discuss the outcome of the 2016 legislative short session and NCAH’s policy goals for the upcoming 2017 legislative long session. Please RSVP to Morgan Wittman Gramann.
We hope that you will join us to have your voice heard in determining NCAH’s 2017 policy goals!
Please keep an eye out for the announcement of the next Obesity Committee meeting, which will be held in August. We will discuss further research conducted on the top five policy priority issue areas chosen at the last meeting and will choose the policy or policies NCAH will focus on in the 2017 legislative long session.
Please contact Morgan Wittman Gramann with questions or concerns.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAre these meetings on your calendar?
North Carolina General Assembly Passes State Budget,
Which Includes Funding for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and You Quit, Two Quit!
Late on Friday, July 1, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the state budget. The budget includes $250,000 for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit! The General Assembly then adjourned sine die and will return in January 2017, for legislative long session. The Governor is expected to sign the budget without controversy.
Please contact your legislators and thank them for supporting the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and You Quit, Two Quit. Because session has adjourned, please contact your legislators in their home districts.
email@example.comNCAH Legislative Update – July 5, 2016
Funding for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative
and You Quit, Two Quit Included in the Final State Budget!
On Monday, June 27, the North Carolina General Assembly released the final version of the long-awaited state budget. The budget includes $250,000 for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit!
The Senate is expected to vote on the budget on Tuesday, June 28. The House will begin voting on Wednesday, June 29, or Thursday, June 30. Please stay tuned for further updates on the outcomes of these votes.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNCAH Legislative Update – June 28, 2016