DHHS Shoutouts: DPH’s Foust, Mattson Receive Awards; NCATP Honored for Work on Online Course; Seniors’ Basketball Team with DHHS Coach, Players Wins State Finals

Dr. Gerri Mattson received the David Tayloe Sr. Award on Oct.12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Gerri Mattson received the David Tayloe Sr. Award on Oct.12.

Nov. 5, 2018Dr. Gerri Mattson of the Division of Public Health’s Children and Youth Branch received the David Tayloe Sr. Award for Outstanding Community Service from the North Carolina Pediatric Society (NCPeds).

This award is given to a pediatrician who has made exceptional contribution in their local community or statewide, including efforts beyond the practice setting.

“North Carolina is lucky to have so many wonderful and passionate individuals working to promote child health statewide,” said Scott St. Clair, MD, the NCPeds President.

 

An on-line e-learning course on assistive technology for rehabilitation counselors developed by the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) received a Brandon Hall Group silver award for excellence winner in the category of Best Use of Section 508 Requirements for Training Programs.

The course -- developed by Tammy Koger, Director of the NCATP and Lynee Deese, the NCATP Media and Training Specialist -- is part of the CRCC e-UNIVERSITY, which provides a flexible learning portal for rehabilitation counselors to maintain their CRC certification.

The Brandon Hall Group recognizes programs and businesses that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.  The award attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms.

The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) is a state and federally funded program that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities.

 

Evelyn Foust (center) is presented with the William E. Arnold ADAP Champion Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evelyn Foust (center) is presented with the William E. Arnold ADAP Champion Award.

Evelyn Foust, the Division of Public Health’s Communicable Disease branch head, was honored in September by the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) as the 2017-18 "William E. Arnold" ADAP Champion of the Year Award for her work to improve access to care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Honorees are selected annually by an awards committee comprised of ADAP board members and stakeholders. Foust received the award during ADAP’s 11th annual AIDS Drug Assistance Program Conference in Washington, D.C.

 

ScramBlurrs team (left to right) includes: Coach Edward Cochrane-Brown, teammates Catherine Matthews, Suzette Stroud, Linda Hall, Janice Jackson and Juanita Green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ScramBlurrs team (left to right) includes: Coach Edward Cochrane-Brown, teammates Catherine Matthews, Suzette Stroud, Linda Hall, Janice Jackson and Juanita Green.

A ladies’ basketball team competing in the 65-69 age group and coached by DHHS’ Edward Cochrane-Brown, won a gold medal at the North Carolina Senior Games tournament held at East Carolina University in Greenville Oct. 26-28.

The ScramBlurrs team includes players Lynn Stephenson and Juanita Green from DHHS’ Division of Public Health; Linda Hall, a Durham County employee; Janice Jackson, a retired teacher; Catherine Matthews, a retired UNC-Greensboro professor; and Suzette Stroud. They defeated a Hickory team, the Red Foxes.

 “This is my fifth year coaching this team and they have won three gold medals and one silver,” said Cochrane-Brown, who works in the Division of Budget and Analysis. “These ladies all have very busy lives being grandmothers, moms and spouses. They love playing basketball and it’s their passion for the game that gets them motivated on the court.”

The North Carolina Senior Games began in 1983 with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 50 years of age and older. Today, there are over 60,000 participants in 53 local games programs that serve all 100 counties across the state. For more information, visit ncseniorgames.org.

We’re looking for DHHS people and partners to give “shoutouts” to. Know of someone who deserves a shoutout? Reach out to your Division’s Communications Manager or email news@dhhs.nc.gov.