For Local Health Departments


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.

Reimbursable Travel Rates for 2023

NC Credentialed Public Health Nurse Program

The NC Credentialed Public Health Nurse Program (NCCPHN), the first of its kind in the nation, ensures that all NC Public Health Nurses working in state or local governmental public health agencies have access to current evidence-based information on the public health nursing specialty scope and standards of practice.

Overview of the NCCPHN Program

Contact Us

LTATB Staff Directory

Mailing Address:  
Local Technical Assistance and Training Branch, Office of Chief Public Health Nurse 
NCDHHS Division of Public Health 
Mail Service Center #1916 
Raleigh, NC 27699-1916 

Branch Number: 919-707-5130 
Fax: 919-870-4833

For updates to LHD Public Health Nurse Leadership, please submit the LHD PHN Leadership Form to

Office of the Chief Public Health Nurse logo

Chief Nurse Webinars

Fourth Annual Chief Public Health Town Hall Forum - July 28, 2023: 
Webinar | PDF Handout