WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Michael L. Clements, director of the Downtown Health Plaza of Baptist Hospital has been named president-elect of the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA).
Clements is a graduate of Shaw University and holds master’s degrees in public health and social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Downtown Health Plaza is located at 1200 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. It provides comprehensive primary and preventive health care services including obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and adult medicine.
Formed in 1909, the North Carolina Public Health Association was established by county superintendents of health to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness. Its members include local county health department employees, state health agency workers, representatives of schools of public health and schools of allied science and others interested in protecting the public’s health.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.