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A community outreach program focused on utilizing remote learning facilities to offer educational resources to every Carteret County citizen.

In 2020, Carteret Community College was awarded $960,546 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program, which helps health care and education institutions buy the equipment and software necessary to deploy distance-learning and telemedicine services to rural residents.

Since then, Carteret CC has installed computers and other IT/AV equipment and software in communities/organizations throughout the county. Locations include:

  • Croatan High School (Newport)
  • Department of Social Services (Beaufort)
  • East Carteret High School (Beaufort)
  • Fort Benjamin Park (Newport)
  • The Bridge Downeast (Harkers Island)
  • Western Carteret Library (Cape Carteret)
  • Additional sites to come!

CARTERET LINKS FALL 2023 LECTURE SERIES

Details coming soon!

CARTERET LINKS REMOTE SITES:

Carteret Community College

Wayne West Building
Room 322
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Croatan High School

1 Cougar Lane
Newport, NC 28570

East Carteret High School

3263 Highway 70 E
Beaufort, NC 28516

Fort Benjamin Park

100 McQueen Avenue
Newport, NC 28570

Harlowe Community Center

125 Godette School Road
Havelock, NC 28532

The Bridge Downeast

1344 Island Road
Harkers Island, NC 28531

Western Carteret Library Annex

230 Taylor Notion Road
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

PAST LECTURES

JANUARY 26, 2023   |   OPIOID CRISIS   |   SETTLEMENT & NARCAN TRAINING

Presented by Dr. Randall Williams

Dr. Randall Williams was hired to serve as the Interim Consolidated Health and Human Services Director for Carteret County’s Health and Human Services Department in July of 2022. Taking care of patients for more than 30 years, Williams has a distinguished career in public health and healthcare management. He has been a leader in several program areas, including the opioid epidemic, women’s and children’s health care, decreasing maternal and infant mortality rates, improving health care in rural areas, and emergency preparedness and response. Dr. Williams will present the details of the Opioid Crisis in Carteret County and will offer hands-on Narcan training for attendees.

FEBRUARY 28, 2023   |   SUICIDE PREVENTION

Presented by Kathy A. Foster, MA, HS-BCP

Kathy Foster, MA, HS-BCP, Chair of the Human Services Department wrote the proposal to create the Human Services Technology Program of Study at Carteret Community College, the program launched Fall 2015. A Substance Abuse Certificate Program was added Fall 2020. Kathy is a Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid trainer and a Certified Gatekeeper trainer for QPR (Question, Persuade, & Refer) Suicide Prevention. Kathy serves the community as the Vice-Chair of the Carteret County Consolidated Human Services Board along with numerous other human service task force work groups.

MARCH 22, 2023   |   VAPING HEALTH ISSUES

Presented by Carteret County Health Education Division

The focus of Carteret County’s Health Education Program is to build a healthier community, promote healthful living, and reduce the risk of disease through policy and environmental changes, with an emphasis on better nutrition, increasing physical activity, and tobacco prevention.

The presentation will discuss the health risks of vaping, what to do if a loved one or your child starts, and how to prevent it. The presentation will be given by Ms. Laci Shue and Mr. Lee Stiles of the Carteret County Health Department. Both Ms. Shue and Mr. Stiles are a Public Health Educator II and a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Ms. Shue earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from UNC Greensboro with minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Peace and Conflict Studies. She is very passionate in the fields of behavioral health and substance misuse and works as well as a Diabetic Lifestyle Coach.

Mr. Stiles graduated from Gardner-Webb University in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services Technology. He also holds an Associate’s degree in Human Services Technology from Carteret Community College.

APRIL 19   |   MANAGING BLOOD PRESSURE

Presented by Camella Marcom, MSN, RN, CNE

Camella Gaskill Marcom is a native of Carteret County and is an ECU Pirate Nurse!  She has practiced nursing for over 40 years and has taught nursing in the Community College System for over 35 years. She is currently serving as the chair of the Associate Degree Nursing program at Carteret Community College.  She has been a life-long advocate for the education of all people.  She and her husband, BL, live on Harkers Island where they entertain their 4 children and 9 grandchildren when they visit.

Have you ever wondered why your blood has to have pressure and what causes it to be too high or too low? In this course, the learner will:

  • Discuss what blood pressure is in the body and why it is important.
  • Discuss the numbers that make up the blood pressure including parameters to monitor.
  • Discuss the management of blood pressure including monitoring, medication compliance, and life style.

Please bring any blood pressure monitoring equipment used at home with you for assistance in accurate use.

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