NCMS is Honored to Appoint Palmer Edwards, MD to the NC Commission for Public Health



(RALEIGH) — The North Carolina Medical Society Nominating and Leadership Development Committee has appointed Dr. Palmer Edwards to the North Carolina Commission for Public Health.  He fills the unexpired term of Douglas Sheets, MD.  Edward’s term will expire on November 30, 2027.

Edwards was born in Washington, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He now lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Marty.  Over the years, Edwards has served on various committees at the NCMS and been involved in the NCMS Foundation.  He is currently a Foundation Trustee.  He has been a member of the NCMS since 1992.

The Commission for Public Health is the public health rulemaking body for North Carolina. It is authorized and directed by the N.C. General Assembly to adopt rules to protect and promote the health of the public and to adopt rules necessary to implement public health programs administered by the Division of Public Health. The Commission was first established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1877 as the State Board of Health. It was renamed the Commission for Health Services in 1973 and became the Commission for Public Health in 2007. The Division of Public Health is staff to the Commission.  The North Carolina General Assembly has invested the Commission for Public Health with statutory responsibilities to support the mission of the public health system, which is to promote and contribute to the highest level of health possible for the people of North Carolina.