Message from the President

“Dear Colleagues and Friends of Public Health”

First, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the confidence you have placed in me as your President this year. I have the honor of working with a great Executive Committee to develop and bring to you this year’s conference.

This year Eastern District NC Public Health Association will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Our theme this year is “EDNCPHA – Celebrating 60 years: Still Growing – Still Transforming.” This is a harmonious subject matter when one stops to think about where Public Health started and how far we have come. I would think Dr. L.E. King and Charlie McCotter, the co-founders of EDNCPHA, would be proud to see how Eastern District has grown over the past 60 years as well as how we have continued to transition with the times. We work harder with scarce resources. We must be more forward thinking in the way we do business becoming more effective and efficient along the way so we can serve our most vulnerable citizens. We are a resilient work force. If it were not for this, we would have never been able to transition through the complexities of our many challenges.

We are working to plan a terrific program to celebrate our 60 years. We hope that you plan to join us at Ramada Inn, Nags Head, NC, on April 28-May 1, 2020. So mark your calendar, get your bathing suit ready for play time after learning new topics like the new food laws and Medicare transition.

– Your colleague and friend, Rhonda Ashby, EDNCPHA President

Eastern District Counties

Anson Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Camden Carteret Caswell Chatham Chowan Columbus Craven Cumberland Currituck Dare Duplin Durham Edgecombe Franklin Gates Granville Greene Halifax Harnett Hertford Hoke Hyde Johnston Jones Lee Lenoir Martin Moore Nash New Hanover Northhampton Onslow Orange Pamlico Pasquotank Pender Perquimans Person Pitt Richmond Robeson Sampson Scotland Tyrell Vance Wake Warren Washington Wayne Wilson