2022 NACo Healthy Counties Forum

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2022 NACo Healthy Counties Forum

Join your peers for an interactive event that will focus on strategies for equitably addressing systems that impact the social determinants of health, particularly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wed. April 06
2:00 pm

All attendees are welcome to attend the mobile tour on a first come, first serve basis. The mobile tour will depart from the main hotel entrance. Attendees must arrive 10 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to board the bus.

The Poe Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Carolina youth through health education. Since opening in Raleigh in 1991, the Poe Center has educated more than 1.3 million participants from 93 counties. The Center’s expert health educators partner with schools and organizations across the state to provide health education to children and adults. Engaging programs are available on nutrition and physical activity, adolescent development, general health, substance use prevention, dental health, bullying prevention, mental wellness and cooking and gardening education. Learn more before you go.

Thu. April 07
8:30 am

Forum Kickoff: “Building Healthy Counties”

Thu. April 07 | 8:30 am to 9:00 am
10:30 am

Counties invest significantly in housing and community development and play an important role in addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness. County leaders have had to get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic to not only support unhoused residents to support health and wellbeing but to think about long-term solutions to an affordable housing crisis. This session will focus on innovative solutions for supporting people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and address ways county leaders can support affordable housing for all community members.

As an employer of 3.6 million workers, counties play an important role in the health and wellbeing of county employees – including essential workers and first responders. The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for the county workforce, including heightened health risks, longer hours, staffing shortages and political backlash. This session will focus on innovative strategies for understanding county workers’ needs and supporting mental and physical wellbeing.

Fri. April 08
8:30 am

Healing Transitions is a nonprofit organization that offers innovative peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless, uninsured and underserved individuals with alcoholism and other drug addictions. The program is specifically designed to rekindle a person’s desire and ability to return to a meaningful and productive life. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Healing Transitions has remained open to serve people in recovery. Learn more before you go.

Mobile tours will depart from the main hotel entrance. Attendees must arrive 10 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to board the buses.

Oak City Cares' Coordinated Care Program serves as a point of entry into housing services for those experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Wake County. It is a public-private partnership that exists to support the self-determination of its neighbors experiencing homelessness through trusting relationships and connections to coordinated services that increase their ability to be safely and stably housed. The multi-service center is a unique collaboration of individuals participating from government, nonprofits, corporations and faith-based organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, its two care coordinators continued to provide assistance and referrals virtually and in-person. Learn more before you go.

Mobile tours will depart from the main hotel entrance. Attendees must arrive 10 minutes prior to tour departure to allow time to board the buses.

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