Lauren Foster serves as the Program Assistant for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health (CCCPH) Branch with the Chronic Disease and Injury Section, NC Division of Public Health. The CCCPH Branch works with partners to create physical activity and healthy eating opportunities; improve quality and delivery of clinical services; and connect patients and their health care providers to community prevention and management programs with the goal of reducing obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke in North Carolinians of all ages. In this role, Lauren assists with planning, coordinating and implementing projects across the CCCPH Branch.
In 2015, Lauren received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Heath Promotion and a double minor in Nutrition and Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University. She completed a summer internship with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, an evidence-based, 15-week weight management program that was developed by NC State University and NC Division of Public Health. Her previous role with CCCPH was with the Healthy Eating and Active Living Unit completing programmatic assistance with a focus on schools, the built environment, and early childcare and education (ECE) settings. Lauren is originally from Johnson City, Tennessee, but looks forward to making North Carolina her home.