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Board of Health chosen as a N.C. Outstanding Board of Health

Recognition by Henderson County Board of Commissioners on March 18, 2015

The Henderson County Board of Health has been selected as a N.C. Outstanding Board of Health by the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health. There are 85 Boards of Health in North Carolina. Henderson County's Board of Health was one of two recipients for this award.

The board was recognized for its work in community involvement, citizen support, interagency collaboration, innovative approaches and impact on public health. The award was given at the 2015 N.C. Health Director’s Conference in Raleigh on January 22, 2015, to Steve Smith, health director for the Henderson County Department of Public Health.

At the February 10, 2015, regular Board of Health meeting, Smith recognized current and previous board members for their public health advocacy and presented them with the N.C. Outstanding Board of Health award. Previous board members included Larry Young, Elizabeth Todd and Phil Sellers.

board The Henderson County Board of Health consists of eleven members: one physician, Jerald Pyles; one dentist, Pete Richards; one optometrist, Craig Poole; one veterinarian, Beverly Hargus; one registered nurse, Barbara Stanley; one pharmacist, Robyn Sutton Bryson; one county commissioner, Bill Lapsley; one engineer, Jim Crafton; and three general public members, Graham Fields, Terry Hicks and Kris Peters.

According to the Association of North Carolina Boards of Health, this board was selected for demonstrating its leadership through engaging community stakeholders to define critical public health capacities; expanding the department’s school‐based influenza vaccination campaign; collaborating with Henderson County Partnership for Health to increase efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse and advancing local tobacco use prevention policy discussions.


Henderson County Board of Commissioners recognize Board of Health

On March 18, 2015, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners formally recognized the board for receiving a North Carolina Outstanding Board of Health award.

(Below) The Henderson County Board of Commissioners and the Henderson County Board of Health,
County Manager Steve Wyatt and Assistant County Manager Amy Brantley.

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Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated October 22, 2015