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GlaxoSmithKline Applauds Compassion, Competence, Passion and Perseverance in North Carolina's Child Advocates
Date:10/6/2009

b>MPH, RD, LDN, public health nutrition specialist in the Durham County Health Department, Durham; and Deborah Massenburg, BSDH, RDH, public health dental hygienist with the Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Winston-Salem.
  • Local Health Department Recognition Awards are made to departments that have developed innovative programs producing measurable, sustainable outcomes. They were awarded to the Cleveland County Health Department for its Making Vaccination a Family Affair program; to the Dare County Department of Public Health for its Childhood Obesity Prevention Program, and to Wake County Human Services for its Child Health & Development Program.
  • The GlaxoSmithKline Child Health Recognition Awards were established to honor health departments, public health staff and individual citizens for their dedication to improving child health. A committee of healthcare professionals established by the North Carolina Public Health Association chose the award recipients. The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation provides monetary grants for educational and other purposes these the awards. More information about the award recipients follows.

    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    Sue Lynn Ledford, RN, BSN, MPA, NCSN

    Cherokee County Schools, Murphy

    Wake County Human Services, Raleigh

    "Pioneer" is the best way to describe Sue Lynn Ledford. Her 27-year nursing career has taken her from North Carolina to Georgia to Tennessee and back to North Carolina, where she has spent the last 12 years fighting for better health care for Cherokee County students. As school health coordinator in Cherokee County, she pioneered the School Health Program, starting programs such as school health fairs, pandemic flu planning, drug free schools and teen pregnancy prevention. She also implemented mental health
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