UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has been a great help to low income women in Sampson and Duplin counties. These women have received empowerment and have improved their health. I am very proud of the great strides that have been made.
Representative Russell E. Tucker, North Carolina General Assembly
My family and I went to the Outer Banks this weekend, and climbed to the top of Jockey’s Ridge-with a 21 month old on my shoulders. I could not have done this a year and a half ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
WAY to Health weight loss program participant, 2009
In EFNEP, they say you should try to use vegetables in every meal. I learned there was no right or wrong way to use them. Now I use them a lot more. It has helped with the whole family, but especially … with my oldest daughter since we were having some trouble with her weight.
Kids Eating Smart and Moving More participant
The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has been an outstanding partner and supporter of NC Healthy Schools over the years. The Center provides many schools expertise and innovative intervention through evaluation, programming and advocacy for health education and promotion. North Carolina is fortunate to have a resource such as the Center working to enhance the health and lives of our youth and schools.
David Gardner, D.A., Section Chief, Healthy Schools, NC Department of Public Instruction
The work done by Ms. Khalil and the Center is invaluable! My students have learned so much about living healthily and are now motivated to go into their communities to teach their peers and elders how to do the same! Thank you for all that you do!
Maya Martin Bugg, Durham School of the Arts, 8th Grade Language Arts U.S. Department of Education Teacher Ambassador
The Center’s collaboration with Healthy Schools both through direct contact and the Eat Smart Move More University Collaborative has helped us strengthen and promote coordinated school health initiatives. Sharing research on best practices as well as documenting and investigating results of adolescent and school health efforts has helped make NC a leader in the coordinated school health systems approach.
Rebecca H. Reeve, Ph.D., CHES, Senior Advisor for Healthy Schools, NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health
We have relied on the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for review, analysis and critique of our funding of health related grants in Rockingham County. Their staff has provided guidance and technical assistance relative to ‘best practices’ which have been instrumental in achieving desired impact and outcomes.
Craig Cardwell, Executive Director, Annie Penn Community Trust
As the director of a community collaborative charged with advocating for a healthy environment, I frequently look to the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to provide expertise and guidance for our decision making and action plan implementation process. The staff at HPDP knows how to take the current research and make it pertinent and realistic to those on the ground working on public health issues.
Laura Aiken, MA, MHA, Director, NC Advocates for Health in Action
The center for HPDP has been working in Sampson County in 1993. They have been working with low-income women to empower them to improve their health through the Threads of HOPE. It is my hope that this work continue in Sampson County.
Wanda Robinson, Director, Sampson County Health Department
Our focus is primarily church communities, which are increasingly recognized as venues to reach African Americans regarding health matters. Because church pastors are respected leaders in the African American community, they are particularly well-suited for organizing and stimulating change. HPDP has been very instrumental in providing UVE with continued guidance, support and insight on church based health programs.
Sharon A. Sanders, Executive Director of United Voices of Efland-Cheeks, Inc.
Participating in community-based participatory research through HPDP as both staff of a local health department and member of a community-based organization, I have seen the value of involving community members in voicing their concerns and seeking solutions to health problems impacting their own community.
Wayne Sherman, Personal Health Services Director at Orange County Health Departmen
As a community resident and advocate, working with HPDP as been a tremendous benefit to my community. The collaboration that they have provided to us has been invaluable.
Elvira Mebane, President of United Voices of Efland-Cheeks, Inc.