February 2013

February 15, 2013

Please welcome our newest regional coordinator, Steffie Duginske! In her role as Western Regional Coordinator, Steffie will work throughout North Carolina's 27 western-most counties to provide trainings and presentations on preconception health using the Campaign’s evidence-based models and curricula.

Steffie has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University-Bloomington where she majored in Physical Education with a minor in Health Education. Prior to joining the Campaign, she worked at the Haywood County Health Department for over 6 years. As a Health Educator coordinating the Healthy Carolinians program, Steffie led various health action teams determined by the community health assessment. Before that, she was a certified health and physical education teacher for pre-K through 12th grade in a variety of settings ranging from rural...

February 14, 2013

Show Your Love. Your body will thank you for it.

Show Your Love is a new national campaign developed by the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PHHCI) in partnership with the March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign (NCPHC), to help women prepare for healthy pregnancies. Launched today, Valentine’s Day, the campaign’s message points out that if a woman chooses to have a child, she can show love for her child by first loving herself by adopting healthy habits well before becoming pregnant.

The health behaviors a woman can adopt to improve her preconception health include the following...

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