Category:

Health Behavior News

HBHE alumna wins School Health Champion award

March 04, 2011 Ellie Morris Public health educator Ellie Morris, MPH, 2008 alumna of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, has received the School Health Champion Award for February 2011. Sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the N.C. State Board of Education, the award… Read more »

Interventions to reduce African-American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

February 23, 2011 A new study concludes that physicians working to reduce the risk of HIV in rural, African-American communities should target factors that operate outside the health care system. Dr. Wizdom Powell Hammond The study, “Understanding Social Capital and HIV Risk in Rural African-American Communities,” was co-authored by Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor… Read more »

Public health alumnae produce TV documentary on environmental heroes

February 22, 2011 Three recent public health alumnae were part of a television documentary team that profiled North Carolina environmental heroes. The documentary airs Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. on North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV).   Emily Brostek, Anna Gieselman and Lauren Poor, all of whom received Master of Public Health degrees in health… Read more »

Payment, shipping bans stub out cigarette-selling websites

February 21, 2011 Bans on using credit cards to pay for cigarettes bought on Internet sites – combined with bans on commercial shippers delivering the products – appear to have effectively reduced the size and reach of the online cigarette sales industry, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.   Dr…. Read more »

North Carolina peace initiative to become model for National Guard Bureau

February 16, 2011 North Carolina’s Partnership for Peace Initiative, which includes the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, may become a model for the country’s National Guard Bureau (NGB), which hopes to establish similar programs in all 54 U.S. states and territories.   Bill Gentry, left, attended the Feb. 16 international… Read more »

FDA restrictions on outdoor cigarette ads near schools may hurt business less than industry says

February 09, 2011 When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. An article in the March 2011 issue of the American Journal… Read more »

UNC’s 32nd annual Minority Health Conference addresses the promise of health equity

February 07, 2011 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Minority Student Caucus will host its 32nd annual Minority Health Conference on Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. Dr. Bonnie Duran The conference’s 13th annual William T. Small… Read more »

Ammerman blogs about her community garden project in Caswell County

January 12, 2011 Dr. Alice Ammerman Public health faculty member Alice Ammerman, DrPH, and health behavior and health education master’s student Marian Sadler were guest authors recently for the blog, “Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond,” hosted by the UNC School of Government.   Ammerman is professor of nutrition at UNC Gillings… Read more »

Student-produced video on solar energy broadcast on UNC-TV

  December 09, 2010 Trent Johnson, health behavior and health education master’s student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is associate producer of “Going Solar,” a video report on the state of solar energy in North Carolina. The report was broadcast Monday, Dec. 6, on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now.”   Master’s student Trent… Read more »

School leads development of America’s Health Rankings

December 09, 2010 Dr. Anna Schenck Anna Schenck, PhD, MSPH, director of the Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the scientific advisory committee for United Healthcare Foundation’s rankings of health by state. The 2010 findings were released this week. The state rankings, used by… Read more »