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NC State Co-Chairs the National Health Outreach and Engagement Conference

The National Health Outreach and Engagement Conference was a remarkable event, showcasing a wealth of knowledge and collaboration. Extension agents from across the nation gathered to present, discuss, and expand on the extensive research conducted through Extension and Outreach programs. This sold-out conference was made possible by the collaborative efforts of co-chair universities: the University of Georgia, NC State, and Clemson University.

Held at The Historic Westin Poinsett in Greenville, SC, the conference featured keynote speakers Diane M. Hall from the CDC, Caree Jackson Cotwright from the USDA, and David Sudduth from the Medical University of South Carolina.  Keynote addresses were complemented by an impressive 65-poster presentation session followed by panel discussions and a surprise visit from the former U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams. 

Attendees had opportunities to engage in discussions on health research, attend Extension presentations, and network with peers. This dynamic environment fostered a deeper understanding and collaboration among professionals dedicated to advancing public health through land grant Extension, outreach, and engagement initiatives.

The Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences, along with N.C. Cooperative Extension had several members present their papers and posters. The members of the department are highlighted in bold in the list below. Congratulations to everyone who presented at the conference!


  • A Systematic Approach To Design A Curriculum For The Fuel For Life Program by Basheerah Enahora
  • Meeting the Community Where They Are: A Place-Based Approach to FCS Programming by Taylor Crumpler and Stephanie Stevenson


  • Collaborating with the Charitable Food System in North Carolina to Enhance and Sustain Healthy Food Access in Food Pantries by Caren Maloy and Courtney Ramsey, NCDPH 
  • Using Qualitative Participatory Methods to Evaluate a Comprehensive Community-Centered Engagement Plan by Katie Sanders, Kim Eshleman and Tammy Brunelle