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A Blueprint of the Future for Local Public Health Departments

Public health is currently facing changes in policy, context, and funding which will significantly impact the work of local health departments across North Carolina. The healthcare system is facing new challenges stemming from an epidemic of chronic diseases and increased healthcare costs. The following report strives to familiarize local health departments with relevant contextual changes and emerging opportunities and guide their response to these developments. LHDs must be proactive if they are to persist and flourish in health promotion and disease prevention efforts.
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NCALHD Blueprint of The Future

Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 — Smoke-free Restaurants

On December 4, 2013 the Commission for Public Health adopted a new rule that clarifies the definition of enclosed areas in the Smoke-free Restaurants and Bars Law as required by the Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 (HB 74 / S.L. 2013-413).

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