From an article in the Wilmington Journal:
- Old North State Medical Society has been awarded the Society of the Year Award by the National Medical Association (NMA) for demonstrating exemplary leadership in community service and continuing medical education through its tobacco prevention grassroots program among African-American teens in North Carolina. Old North State s President Eleanor E. Greene accepted this honor at the annual NMA convention in San Diego, Calif. in late summer 2004.
The NMA cited Old North State s program Physicians United for Teen Health, funded by the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund as a primary factor in their decision to choose Old North State. This program focuses on teen tobacco use prevention and cessation and has produced commendable results among African-American teens in North Carolina. It also works to develop youth action teams; provides training sessions for youth and community organizations; and trains its physician members to talk to teen about smoking during routine office visits and support their efforts to quit.
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