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
6:00 pm

Buses will board promptly at 5:45 p.m. from the main entrance of the Sheraton and return starting at 7:30 p.m. The last bus will pick up at the museum at 8:30 p.m.

Fri. April 08
7:00 am

Bike Tour of Wake County Greenway System

Fri. April 08 | 7:00 am to 8:00 am

Greenways improve quality of life by providing opportunities for transportation, recreation, public health, economic development and environmental stewardship. Wake County currently has more than 250 miles of connected greenways to support these priorities. Join Commissioner Sig Hutchinson on a leisurely bike tour of Wake County’s greenway system and hear about how these systems were designed and the impact they are having on community health. Learn more before you go.

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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