January 2015

January 5, 2015

Please welcome our newest regional coordinator, Michaela Penix! As the Eastern Regional Program Coordinator, Michaela provides preconception health education, training, and support in 29 counties in eastern North Carolina.

Michaela has served as a Public Health Educator in Cumberland County, specializing in maternal and child health and safety. While in Cumberland County, Michaela worked to help reduce infant mortality and unintentional injuries in children through her grant initiative, The Baby Store Project. This grant allowed pregnant and parenting women in Cumberland County to earn free and safe baby items by attending education classes and using maternity services offered through the Cumberland County Department of Public Health. Michaela has also been an active part of health research in Eastern North Carolina and served as an Instructor of Health at East...

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