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Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Goldsboro on January 15, 2013

Leading statewide child data, research and advocacy organization will convene local experts to discuss the well-being of children and youth in Wayne County.

Goldsboro, NC (January 9, 2013)-Action for Children North Carolina will host the first Focus on Children town hall meeting of the new year in Goldsboro on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm. Sponsored by Action for Children North Carolina board member David. T. Tayloe, Jr., M.D. of Goldsboro Pediatrics, the Focus on Children town halls bring local data about the status of children and youth to communities across the state in an effort to highlight improvements and declines in child well-being and facilitate discussion about strategies to improve the status of children.

“Good public policy decisions on behalf of children and youth start with good data,” said Deborah Bryan, president and CEO of Action for Children North Carolina. “For more than 29 years, Action for Children has partnered with local stakeholders to provide the quality data, analysis and technical assistance that support communities’ efforts to improve measurable outcomes for all children and youth.”

The event agenda includes:

  • Welcome by David. T. Tayloe, Jr., M.D., Goldsboro Pediatrics and Deborah Bryan, President & CEO, Action for Children North Carolina
  • Local data report on child well-being presented by Laila A. Bell, Director of Research and Data, Action for Children North Carolina
  • 2013 Legislative session preview presented by Brandy Bynum, Director of Policy and Outreach, Action for Children North Carolina
  • Community discussion led by Brandy Bynum and David. T. Tayloe, Jr., M.D., Goldsboro Pediatrics

WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

WHERE: Wayne Community College | Wayne Learning Center Room 161 | 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive | Goldsboro, NC

PRESS CONTACT: To arrange pre-or post-event interviews with speakers, please contact Tina Sherman at or (919) 834-6623 x 235.

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