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  December 13, 2006 A farmer examines his crop Working with and within communities is an integral part of the UNC School of Public Health’s efforts and long-term commitment to eliminate health disparities. Since our School’s inception in 1940, our students and faculty have engaged with communities across North Carolina and around the world to… Read more »

December 13, 2006 Getting involved and knowing the communities they study helps students learn to diagnose problems, plan solutions Action Oriented Community Diagnosis team Students pursuing a masters degree through the Health Behavior and Health Education department at Carolina’s School of Public Health all enroll in “Action-Oriented Community Diagnosis,” a course which requires students to… Read more »

  December 13, 2006 “A large part of public health is bringing your knowledge to the public, so having the experience of planning something major like this is great,” says LaToya White, one of the co-chairs of the 2007 Minority Health Conference, to be held February 23 at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center… Read more »

November 20, 2006 Many people at high risk of flu infection mistakenly believe they’re in a low-risk group and, as a result, are much less likely to get a flu shot, a researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health has found. Photograph of Dr. Noel T. Brewer The… Read more »

November 10, 2006 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will offer an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Communication, beginning Fall semester 2007. The program is aimed primarily at residential graduate students interested in developing expertise in communication about health to use in either professional or academic health-related settings. Faculty members from the schools of… Read more »

  November 02, 2006 The crowd started filing in more than a half hour early. Excited conversation filled the lobby while those with tickets found their seats. Others hoped for a chance at unused tickets, or took seats in the overflow area. But this crowd was not attending a Carolina sports event or an opening… Read more »

September 22, 2006 When Dr. Ed Fisher became chair of Health Behavior and Health Education in August 2005, he was aware that the department had a distinguished faculty and a long record of service. But it was not until he met with University of North Carolina president emeritus William C. Friday earlier this year that… Read more »

August 10, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislation that would regulate buying and selling of tobacco products online could significantly reduce youth access to cigarettes via the Internet and ensure taxes are properly collected, Carolina School of Public Health faculty and alumni recently told the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health. Dr. Kurt Ribisl… Read more »

August 10, 2006 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislation that would regulate buying and selling of tobacco products online could significantly reduce youth access to cigarettes via the Internet and ensure taxes are properly collected, Carolina School of Public Health faculty and alumni recently told the Congressional Task Force on Tobacco and Health. Dr. Kurt Ribisl… Read more »

June 21, 2006 Photograph of Carol Runyan, PhD Professor Carol Runyan (HBHE PhD 1983), director of the Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC) since 1989 and a faculty member in Health Behavior and Health Education since 1986, received the Home Safety Council’s inaugural Home Safety Research Award in June 2006. The Council on Home Safety is… Read more »