DHHS Shoutouts: Five Named to North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Dr. Carrie Brown Featured on “Education Matters;” and DHHS Hosts Blood Drive

<p>Five named to North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Dr. Carrie Brown was featured on &quot;Education Matters&quot; discussing youth mental health and DHHS hosts Red Cross blood drive.&nbsp;</p>

Author: Gretchen Kalar

May 9, 2019 – Five DHHS leaders were named members of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). The five are: 

•    Kelly Crosbie, Deputy Director, Quality and Population Health, NC Medicaid
•    Dr. Kelly Kimple, Section Chief, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Division of Public Health
•    Dr. Susan Kansagra, Chronic Disease and Injury Section Chief, Division of Public Health
•    Allison Owen, Deputy Director, Office of Rural Health
•    Tish Singletary, Community Health Worker Program Coordinator, Office of Rural Health 

NCIOM is an independent, quasi-state agency that was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to provide balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina’s population. 

The NCIOM convenes task forces, or working groups, of knowledgeable and interested individuals to study complex health issues facing the state and develop workable solutions. The five DHHS staffers will be joining a group of over 150 North Carolinians who serve the state as health care providers, academics, policymakers and business leaders. 

Dr. Carrie Brown Featured on “Education Matters”

DHHS Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health Dr. Carrie Brown recently appeared on an episode of “Education Matters,” presented by the Public School Forum of North Carolina, to talk about how we can keep our children safe from bullying, self-harm and suicide. Watch the episode and important discussion. 

 Audience and panel from the “How Do We Keep Our Children Safe?” “Education Matters” episode featuring Dr. Carrie Brown.

DHHS Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

NCDHHS participated in American Red Cross blood drive on April 19 on the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh. Twenty-six lifesaving pints were donated. Because the Red Cross uses plasma, platelets and red blood cells from each donation, the 26 pints could help up to 78 individuals. 

arm giving blood

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.

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