For Local Health Departments

by the Local Technical Assistance & Training Branch (LTAT) Branch and Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse (OCPHN)


North Carolina Public Health works to improve the health of its people and communities. The Local Technical Assistance & Training (LTAT) Branch and the Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse (OCPHN) provide resources, consultation, and technical assistance that supports the work of the state and local health departments., which include generalized nursing, administrative, and financial consultation, training & technical assistance. Our continuing education unit provides accredited educational activities for the state and local public health workforce. We also provide NCTracks support for state and local public health programs.

The Chief Public Health Nurse provides leadership in shaping an effective and efficient system of programs and services in North Carolina by directing, collaborating on, implementing and evaluating statewide public health and public health nursing policy development and standards with the purpose of improving quality of health care delivery at the local level.

General Information

General Information
  • Practice Management
  • Record Retention
  • Training Reimbursement


Administrative & Financial Support Unit (AFSU)
  • Aid to Counties (ATC) Toolkit
  • Administrative Monitoring
  • Budget Prep & Monitoring
  • Consolidated Agreement & AA’s
  • Forms & Tools
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Training


OCPHN Regional Nurse Consultant Unit (formerly PHNPDU)
  • Clinical Record Review Documents & Tools
  • Documentation Guidance
  • Problem Oriented Health Records (POHR)
  • Policy and Procedure Guidance and Template
  • Standing Order Guidance and Template
  • Training


Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence (PHNICE)
  • Continuing Nursing Education
  • North Carolina Credentialed Public Health Nurse Course

  NC Public Health Pharmacy

NC Public Health Pharmacy
  • PHN Dispensing Training
  • Naloxone & Nicotine Replacement Therapy Standing Order Guidance
  • 340b Resources and Training

Coding & Billing Resources

Coding & Billing Resources
  • E/M Coding Resources
  • COVID-19 & Monkeypox Resources
  • Coding & Billing Resources

 Administrative and Financial Support Unit - Updated 12/20/21

 Aid to Counties (ATC) Toolkit

 Administrative Monitoring

 Budget Preparation, Maintenance of Effort and Reports

 Consolidated Agreement and Program Agreement Addenda - Updated 07/29/22

 Forms and Tools - Added 05/06/20

-Policy and Procedure Development and Related Tools - Updated 08/26/20

-Training - Updated 05/11/20

 Continuing Nursing Education (PHNICE)

The Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence (PHNICE) serves NC Public Health Nurses by providing continuing education through the ANCC Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Accreditation Program. The PHNICE sits in the Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse. The PHNICE provides high-quality, evidence-based continuing professional development that is timely and relevant to current public health nursing practice. Educational activities provided by the PHNICE are developed primarily to meet the educational needs of NC Public Health Nurses. However, we know that Public Health Nurses do not work in a vacuum. Therefore, our courses and content areas often meet the educational needs of other public health staff, including Advanced-Practice Practitioners (NPs and PAs), physicians, and other public health professionals. The PHNICE works independently and partners with public, private, academic, and other public health practice entities to jointly provide NCPD.


Lindsay Novacek, DNP, RN
Director, Public Health Nursing Institute for Continuing Excellence
Workforce Development Contract Administrator
Division of Public Health, Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Or reach PHNICE staff by emailing

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is launching a new course, the North Carolina Credentialed Public Health Nursing Course (NCCPHN), in August 2023.The course was piloted in Spring of 2023. . Information about NCCPHN including upcoming dates, registration information, and more can be found at N.C Credential Public Health Nurse Course.

 General Information

-Practice Management

-Record Retention

-Training Reimbursement

Subject to the availability of funds and approval of the Local Technical Assistance & Training Branch, the LHD may request reimbursement for LHD Management/Supervision level staff participating in the Management and Supervision for Public Health Professionals course. Reimbursement is $600 per participant upon successful completion of the course.

Reimbursement requests must be submitted by the LHD to within the same fiscal year the course is completed.
Funds Reimbursement Request Form (Excel, 42 KB)


-Public Health Pharmacy

-Nurse Dispensing

PHN&PDU is no longer offering continuing education credits in association with the training. Your pharmacist may use these materials for training, but you will need to issue your own certificate of completion and maintain your own attendance and training agenda records for Accreditation and the Board of Pharmacy.

-Standing Orders

-340b Resource Links

Last Modified: 09-27-23