Partner Spotlight | Cheyenne Wagi

October 1, 2019

Cheyenne Wagi is the Toxic Free Kids Program Manager at Toxic Free NC and a new member of the NC Lead and Healthy Homes Task Force. Before joining Toxic Free NC, she earned dual master’s degrees in global public health … Continued

Child Care Sanitation Rule Amendment

September 30, 2019

Important news! An amendment to Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2816 was adopted and approved with an October 1 (tomorrow) effective date. This amendment requires that all licensed child care centers test all drinking water faucets and food preparation sinks for … Continued

UNC Video Communicates Vaping Research and Risks

July 15, 2019

A new video highlights research while urging caution regarding the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. Produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS), the video opens with striking historical footage showing doctors recommending … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Victoria Hudson

July 1, 2019

Victoria Hudson is the Director of Environmental Health and Retail Food Inspection Program for the Orange County Health Department. She has been working in public safety and environmental health for 26 years and in local health departments for 19 years. … Continued

June is National Healthy Homes Month

June 1, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joins the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recognizing June as National Healthy Homes Month. Take this opportunity to learn about the relationship between indoor air, housing and health. Check out … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Rob Pearsall

May 1, 2019

Rob Pearsall is an environmental health regional specialist for the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children’s Environmental Health program. In this role, he oversees the southeastern counties in North Carolina, including Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, … Continued

2019 NC Early Childhood Action Plan Released

March 1, 2019

On February 27, at the Early Childhood Summit in Raleigh, Governor Roy Cooper released the state’s 2019 NC Early Childhood Action Plan. The plan provides a framework to galvanize coordinated, statewide public-private action to achieve 10 measurable goals for young … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Dr. Ann Chelminski

March 1, 2019

Dr. Ann Chelminski is a physician with the NC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program of the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and with UNC Campus Health. Her responsibilities at NC DHHS include working with the medical community … Continued