News Flash


Posted on: May 4, 2023

Warren County Health Department to Host Advancing Equity Community Conference

Warren County Health Department in partnership with the Warren County Advancing Equity Advisory Council will sponsor the “Warren County Advancing Equity Conference: Working Together to Create Healthier Communities” on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 9:30am – 4:30pm at the Warren County Armory Civic Center.  

“The purpose of this conference is to gather a diverse group of individuals, organizations and systems representing government, business, health, faith and community-based leaders/organizations to discuss factors that impact the health of families and communities; highlight current efforts that address such factors,” stated Dr. Margaret Brake, Health Director, “and to further engage in partnerships going forward that strive to center equity in their organizational policies, programs and services.”

The learning objectives for the conference are to: 1) Identify social determinants of health and their impact on the health and well-being of families and communities; 2) Develop a shared language and broader understanding of equity; 3) Increase awareness of community initiatives that address social determinants of health and promote equity; and 4) Identify opportunities for partnerships and participation in local efforts to strengthen our collective impact.

The special guest speaker for this event is Debra Farrington, Deputy Secretary and Chief Equity Officer with the NC Department of Health and Human Services. 

Panel discussions will showcase local initiatives that incorporate equity such as homelessness/housing instability, COVID-19 prevention, access to care, environmental justice, access to healthy foods, Community Remembrance Project, and the Hope for Healing Summit. Other topics will include the effects on health outcomes due to social determinants of health, childhood trauma, health, and racial inequities. 

In addition, the conference will feature a resource fair of local agencies/organizations, and medical and behavioral health providers. 

Limited seating is available. Please call (252) 257-6037 for registration information.

For more information, contact Public Health Director Dr. Margaret Brake at 252-257-1185. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

StarLab comes to Warren County

Posted on: May 1, 2023