Women's Health Branch: Information for Healthcare Disciplines
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.
Nurses - 02/26/19
In order to assure statewide coverage, responsibility for providing technical assistance, monitoring, and support for Women’s Health programmatic requirements and questions related to clinical practice has been split among the Branch's nurse consultants. These nurse consultants comprise a State Family Planning Nurse Consultant, a State Maternal Health Nurse Consultant, and five Regional Nurse Consultants which includes a Regional Nurse Consultant Supervisor. These nurse consultants have resources to support local public health agencies and to answer your questions. Regional Nurse Consultant Coverage is illustrated on the Regional Nursing Consultants (PDF, 97 KB) map.
Social Workers - 10/17/18
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:
- facilitate the retesting of newborns who are presumed to have sickle cell disease according to their newborn screen
- provide case management services to sickle cell disease clients
- provide counseling services to individuals who have an unusual hemoglobin trait such as sickle cell trait, and
- conduct education and presentations on sickle cell disease to the public, health care providers, clients, churches, schools and civic groups.
N.C. Sickle Cell Syndrome Program Directories
- Regional Educators and Community-Based Organizations Directory (PDF, 128 KB)
- Comprehensive Sickle Cell Medical Centers Directory (PDF, 126 KB)
Last Modified: February 25, 2019