Poe Center for Health Education

Children enjoy a pre-scheduled play time at the PlayWELL Park at the Poe Center in Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2020. Marketing Director Jennifer Bell is future-focused on the question of how to keep the Poe Center a place people still want to come and be a part of once much of the Center’s content is available online.
Jordan Harris performs for a Facebook Live presentation on dentistry at the Poe Center in Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2020. The Poe Center has not always been able to easily reach outlying communities, but according to Marketing Director Jennifer Bell an unforeseen benefit of the new focus on virtual education has been the ability to extend their reach.
An intern locks the gate to the PlayWELL Park at the Poe Center in Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2020. Restricting access to playgrounds was one of the earliest measures put in place to protect children and to limit the spread of the virus.
Repurposed pool noodles spell out a message on the fence surrounding the PlayWELL Park at the Poe Center in Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2020. The Poe Center is in the process of cautiously re-opening, but much of the work that had been performed by their volunteer force has, of necessity, fallen on the shoulders of staff members.
Volunteer Emily Bell waits for her cue during a Facebook Live lesson on dentistry at the Poe Center in Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2020.The Poe Center continues to follow its educational mission with virtual learning opportunities like this one.

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