NC Health Summit and Power of Prevention Awards Website
In May 2007, the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission convened its first ever NC Health Summit. Organized in partnership with WakeMed Health and Hospitals and Duke Health System, the event was designed to bring together key policymakers, foundation executives and leaders in both the health care and business arenas for the purpose of elevating health policy to the top of North Carolina’s agenda.
Over 150 key health care leaders gathered over a day and half to brainstorm creative and collaborative solutions to addressing North Carolina’s most critical health care needs. The summit also included the first Power of Prevention awards ceremony that recognized individuals across North Carolina for being innovative leaders in preventive health, access to health care and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
2007 winners included Tom Vitaglione, Advocacy and Public Policy Award; Meg Molloy, Community Catalyst Award; David H. Murdock, Innovator Award; Deborah C. Bryan, Leadership in Tobacco Award; Barbara Ann Hughes, Leadership in Obesity Award; and Olivia Fleming, Leadership in Health Disparities Award.
Power of Prevention Awards 2008
The 2007 summit having been a great success, the Commission wanted to move forward by again recognizing individuals across North Carolina who make a difference in the health of our state's citizens. This year, the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund partnered with Dr. William Roper, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, to host the 2008 Power of Prevention Awards luncheon. The goal remains the same: bring together key policymakers, foundation executives and leaders in both the health care and business arenas for the purpose of elevating health policy to the top of North Carolina’s agenda.
2008 winners included Gina Upchurch, Advocacy and Public Policy Award; A. Ray Rogers, Community Catalyst Award; FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company, Inc., Innovator Award; Sally Herndon Malek, Leadership in Tobacco Award; Shellie Y. Pfohl, Leadership in Obesity Award; and Barbara Pullen-Smith, Leadership in Health Disparities Award.