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By Hospital Systems on 11/18/2013 9:15 AM

All North Carolina hospitals are eligible to participate in the Healthy NC Hospitals Initiative funded by The Duke Endowment and in partnership with the North Carolina Hospital Association.

By Hospital Systems on 4/22/2013 9:39 AM


Congratulations to New Hanover Regional Medical Center who is the first North Carolina hospital to earn all three WorkHealthy AmericaSM Gold awards: Gold Apple, Gold Star, and Gold Medal! New Hanover Regional Medical Center also named as a Center of Excellence hospital for employee wellness.

By Hospital Systems on 10/29/2012 12:55 PM





All NC hospitals are eligible to participate in the Healthy NC Hospitals Initiative.

By Hospital Systems on 9/24/2012 8:52 AM


All six NS-LIJ hopitals received the Bronze Star award.

By Hospital Systems on 9/19/2012 10:22 AM



Food Day is October 24th.

By Hospital Systems on 9/18/2012 9:17 AM

 Melva Fager Okun, DrPh, Senior Program Manager at NC Prevention Partners, recently presented at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Dr. Okun is picture here (back left) along with David Zauche (back right) of Partnership for Prevention, and (front L-R) Dr. Kimber Richter of Kansas University Medical Center and Kerri-Anne Mullen, MSc of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

By Hospital Systems on 9/18/2012 8:54 AM



Healthy Food Environment Nutrition Criteria updated in the WorkHealthyAmericaSM Nutirion Toolbox.

By Hospital Systems on 9/18/2012 8:37 AM

The First Annual Summit on Tobacco Policy will feature Marie Bresnahan, Senior Administrator of the NYC Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign.

By Hospital Systems on 9/18/2012 7:46 AM


Webinar spotlighting UNC Hospitals' unique system treating tobacco-using patients featured Dr. Adam Goldstein and Carol Ripley-Moffitt, MDiv, CTTS of UNC's Nicotine Dependence Program.

By Hospital Systems on 8/10/2012 10:13 AM



Dr. Adam Goldstein will be our guest presenter.

By Hospital Systems on 7/24/2012 3:06 PM






QuitlineNC to resume services next month.

By Hospital Systems on 7/24/2012 7:38 AM



Congratulations to Broughton Hospital for earning NC Prevention Partners' Gold Apple recognition for a healthy food environment!

By Hospital Systems on 6/26/2012 10:34 AM




Wake Forest Baptist Health led the state’s large hospital category in May with 88 fax referrals sent to QuitlineNC.

By Hospital Systems on 6/26/2012 10:18 AM







North Carolina has had the highest number of calls than any state to 1-800-QUIT-NOW since January.

By Hospital Systems on 5/31/2012 9:22 AM






Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH from UNC Family Medicine, and J. Taylor Hays, MD of the Mayo Clinic will be our guest presenters.

By Hospital Systems on 5/21/2012 2:44 PM



NC Prevention Partners' first Jim Long Policy Fellow is working to amend a federal law that would allow Veterans Affairs medical centers to become 100% tobacco free campuses.

By Hospital Systems on 5/8/2012 10:29 AM




Eight representatives from the Virginia based hospital system toured Rex Healthcare's wellness facility and cafeteria.

By Hospital Systems on 4/19/2012 3:18 PM




NC Prevention Partners' newly formed Policy Committee met for the first time on April 18, 2012.

By Hospital Systems on 4/19/2012 2:01 PM




Melva Fager Okun, Senior Program Manager at NC Prevention Partners, presented to physician groups at Wake Forest Baptist Health and Duke University Medical Center, and Carolinas Center of Medical Education. Picture L-R: Antonio Gutierrez, MD in charge of Duke Univ. Hospital Medicine Grand Round; Melva Fager Okun DrPH; Jeffrey Engel MPH; & Roy Pleasants PharmD,

By Hospital Systems on 4/19/2012 12:15 PM

 Training will take place June 4-7 at the Embassy Suites Raleigh Durham RTP.

By Hospital Systems on 4/19/2012 11:19 AM



Congratulations to Durham Regional Hospital for meeting all the requirements for Gold Star status!

By Hospital Systems on 4/19/2012 10:44 AM










Donna Borowski, Certified Intrinsic Coach from Mission Hospital in Asheville, will be our guest presenter.

By Hospital Systems on 4/12/2012 8:08 AM




Stanly Regional Medical Center is the latest NC hospital to meet all the requirements of a comprehensive tobacco cessation program for employees.

By Hospital Systems on 4/12/2012 7:29 AM





The ads use nursey rhymes to convey the message that secondhand smoke does not belong in a child's life.

By Hospital Systems on 4/11/2012 1:17 PM







As the first hospital to join the NYC Tobacco-Free Hospitals Campaign, as well as to achieve Bronze Star status, NYU Langone Medical Center is leading the way to help its employee and patient community quit tobacco and set an example for other New York City hospitals.

By Hospital Systems on 4/10/2012 9:45 AM





Following a celebration for winning the January Quitline Challenge, Wake Forest Baptist Health clinical leaders gathered for the first meeting of the WFBH Quit-Tobacco for Patients Committee.

By Hospital Systems on 3/13/2012 10:43 AM




The report finds that tobacco marketing is a key factor in influencing young people to start using tobacco, and nicotine addiction keeps them using it.

By Hospital Systems on 3/12/2012 10:36 AM



Dr. Melva Fager Okun and Heather Berdanier traveled to Campbell University today to train physician assistant students to provide counseling and treatment for tobacco using patients.

By Hospital Systems on 3/9/2012 7:19 AM





On March 21st from 1-2 p.m., NC Prevention Partners will host Developing a Robust Tobacco Cessation Program for Patients with special guest presenters from two North Carolina Hospitals.

By Hospital Systems on 3/1/2012 11:47 AM



UNC Hospital is the sixth North Carolina Hospital to earn the Gold Heart for excellence in tobacco cessation programs for patients.

By Hospital Systems on 2/29/2012 9:30 AM


Going for Gold: How to Create a Comprehensive Quit Tobacco System for Employees webinar is now available in NC Prevention Partners' webinar archives.

By Hospital Systems on 2/20/2012 1:16 PM




NC Prevention Partners has announced the winners of the January Quitline Champion Challenge.

By Hospital Systems on 2/2/2012 4:45 PM



The Quit Tobacco for Employees initiative assists NC hospitals in developing comprehensive tobacco cessation programs that help employees in quitting tobacco use.

By Hospital Systems on 1/16/2012 4:31 PM




Pregnant women will now receive 10 calls from QuitlineNC when they enroll in services.

By Hospital Systems on 1/16/2012 2:45 PM









The journal article found that if physicians talk to smokers about quitting, up to 35%  may make a quit attempt. 

By Hospital Systems on 1/16/2012 12:00 PM






On January 31, from 2-3 p.m. EST, NC Prevention Partners will conduct a webinar on how to manage data and improve wellness programs.

By Hospital Systems on 1/11/2012 9:13 AM




Revised Tobacco-free assessment now available!

By Zone Health on 1/6/2012 11:53 AM

This fall, Be Active North Carolina, Inc. issued a great challenge to school staff across the state to get active. More than 300 staff from 19 elementary, middle and high schools took on the challenge. Read on for tips on how to run a successful wellness challenge and find out who won! 

By Hospital Systems on 12/8/2011 11:31 AM

The new service from the National Cancer Institute sends texts to encourage teens and young adults to stay quit.

By Hospital Systems on 12/7/2011 9:54 AM

FirstHealth Montgomery is the 3rd hospital in FirstHealth of the Carolina's health system to earn Gold Heart status.

By Hospital Systems on 11/23/2011 2:18 PM

While the UHS system already boasts eight Red Apples, they recently passed a policy that will support and sustain the transformation that the system hospitals have put in place over the past years. This extraordinary policy, in coordination with the environmental changes that UHS has been making over the past years, was recognized by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control as a best practice and highlighted in their “P2P” series.

By Hospital Systems on 11/4/2011 11:52 AM



Healthcare providers, community leaders, and public health professionals were in attendance to learn more about recent research in tobacco control and policy and lung cancer screening.

By Hospital Systems on 10/26/2011 3:26 PM



On Tuesday, October 25th, NC Prevention Partners' Hospital Advisory Team met at the North Carolina Hospital Association in Cary. Administrators and staff from hospitals and other public health leaders gathered to hear about the recent successes of NC Prevention Partners.

By Hospital Systems on 10/20/2011 12:22 PM




Dr. Greg Miller, Medical Director of Adult Services at New York State Office of Mental Health was the guest presenter.

By Hospital Systems on 10/20/2011 10:34 AM



Heather Mountz, Quit Tobacco Coordinator, traveled to Carteret General Hospital recently to congratulate them on being North Carolina's first Red Heart hospital, meeting the highest recommendations for treating tobacco dependent inpatients.

By Hospital Systems on 10/18/2011 2:10 PM


Representing North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Patricia Folan and Christine Fardellone visited with NC Prevention Partners' Quit Tobacco team in Chapel Hill recently. North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is one of 19 Centers for Tobacco Control in New York.

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