The Women's Health Branch has guidance aimed at specific medical, nursing, social work and support professionals. Information in this section may be useful across disciplines, therefore it may be useful to look in areas other than your specific discipline.
In order to assure statewide coverage, responsibilities for answering questions on nursing and medical issues has been split between the Branch's nurse consultants. These nurse consultants can access many resources to answer your questions and refer a regional nurse consultant to assist local health departments. Coverage is illustrated on the Regional Nursing Consultants (PDF, 146 KB) map.
The Nutrition Program Consultant for the Women's Health Branch contributes to the development, planning, administration and evaluation of nutrition policy and programs for women of child bearing age in North Carolina. Particular attention is given to overcoming the cultural diversity, health disparity and environmentally related barriers of good nutrition for good health. Current priorities include promoting healthy weight, multivitamin consumption, breastfeeding, and managing gestational diabetes.
The Sickle Cell Syndrome Program has nine educator counselors and four community-based centers located across the state that work to: