19ME104 - Social Determinants of Health and Its Impact on North Carolina

Jun 18, 2019 Closed Allied Health Medicine Nursing Public Health

19ME104 - Social Determinants of Health and Its Impact on North Carolina


Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are defined by the US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 plan as conditions in the social, physical, and economic environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. This conference aims to educate participants about initiatives and frameworks that address SDoH on the federal, state, regional, and county level.


7:45 – 8:30amRegistration
8:30 - 9:00Community Initiatives | Tamarie Macon, PhD Faculty, UNC Gillings School’s Master of Public Health Program in Asheville Director of Community Health Initiatives, MAHEC
9:00 - 10:00Keynote Address: The North Carolina Response to Social Determinants of Health via Zoom Web Conferencing | Elizabeth Tilson, MD, MPH - State Health Director and the Chief Medical Officer for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
10:00 - 10:15Break
10:15 - 11:15Strategies Communities Are Using to Ensure Everyone Has a Fair and Just Opportunity for Health | Carrie Lee Carroll, MPA - Deputy Director - RWJF Culture of Health Prize at University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
11:15am - 12:00pmPublic Health & Social Determinants in North Carolina | Laurie Stradley, MS, DrPH - Director of Wellness, HCA Healthcare, North Carolina Division
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 1:45Leveraging Collective Impact to Address SDoH | Hannah Legerton, MSW, MPH – MAHEC Health Improvement Specialist & Zo Mpofu – Public Health Program Consultant – Buncombe County Health and Human Services & Terri Zimmerman March, BSN, MPH - MAHEC Health Improvement Specialist
1:45 - 2:30Equity and Social Determinants of Health | Lakesha McDay Dogwood Health Trust
2:30 - 3:00Integration of the Next Generation of Public Health Leaders | Travis Johnson, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Public Health Leadership Program, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Target Audience

Medical professionals, human services professionals, public health leaders, community advocates, and all with an interest in achieving health equity and parity in our community, state and region.


  • Apply an equity lens in understanding and addressing social determinants of health
  • Identify the implications of social, economic, environment on community health outcomes at multiple levels
  • Understand the shift in federal, state, regional, and local focus and investment in strategies to ensure all people have the opportunity to achieve health and wellness
  • Access tools and resources to better address SDoH
  • Identify action steps they can take in their own work and practice


  • Carrie Lee Carroll, MPA
  • Travis Johnson, MD, MPH
  • Hannah Legerton, MSW, MPH
  • Tamarie Macon
  • Terri Z. March, BSN, MPH
  • Lakesha F. McDay, CDP
  • Zo Mpofu
  • Laurie Stradley, MA DrPH
  • Elizabeth C. Tilson, MD MPH FAAP FACPM


Brochure / Registration Form