Records from the North Carolina Public Health Association includes newsletters, programs from meetings and conferences, minutes from governing council and executive committee, correspondence, memos, and adult health promotion treasurer's report books.
The North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) was formally founded in 1911 in Charlotte by a group of concerned county superintendents of health in an effort to promote public health in North Carolina. Originally formed as the North Carolina Health Officers' Association, the organization changed its name in April 1921 at its annual meeting. The original constitution and by-laws adopted limited membership to members of state, county, or municipal boards of health or employees of the same.
The North Carolina Public Health Association is an association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public's health through political advocacy, public awareness, professional development, and the interface between research and practice. It is the leading professional association for people dedicated to promoting and protecting the health and environment of all North Carolinians. In 1996, NCPHA was the largest state affiliate of the American Public Health Association.
NCPHA is comprised of several different sections – 11 in 2016: academic/practice-based research; dental health; environmental health, epidemiology, statistics and laboratory; finance, administration, management support, information technology (FAMI); nursing, public health leadership; social networking/public information; social work; wellness and prevention; and women's and children's health.
Records from the North Carolina Public Health Association includes newsletters, programs from meetings and conferences, minutes from governing council and executive committee, correspondence, memos, and adult health promotion treasurer's report books. The papers date back to 1912, at the second annual meeting of the North Carolina Health Officers' Association. These early programs are photocopies from "Transactions of the North Carolina Health Officers' Association," highlight what took place during the annual business meeting. The photocopies are from the 1912 to 1935 meetings, during which time the organization changed its name to North Carolina Public Health Association between 1921. Quarterly newsletters were mailed to update members on Association and public health activities.
2016 May 24, 6 boxes of archival material. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
2018 September 18, 39 serials issues. Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton.
Gift of E. Daniel Shingleton
Processed by Ashley Williams, 2016
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E. Daniel Shingleton Public Health Collection (LL 02.40), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.