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Health Policy and Management News

HPM faculty, PhD student awarded Best Article honor

HPM faculty members Bryan Weiner and Daniel Lee and PhD candidate Halle Amick have had their article “Conceptualization and Measurement of Organizational Readiness for Change: A Review of the Literature in Health Services Research and Other Fields” selected as the best Medical Care Research and Review article of 2008. The authors will be receiving certificates… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the… Read more »

In tough times, start from scratch: UNC public health webcast

March 09, 2009 Due to the economic crisis, local public health programs are facing significant declines in revenue at the same time that demands for their services are increasing. Public Health Survival: Leadership in a Falling Market In response, the story of the innovative approach taken by the Tulsa City-County Health Department in Oklahoma is… Read more »

National report on health reform guided by UNC alumna and professor

March 05, 2009 Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services March 5. The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in Health Care Community Discussions… Read more »

Health policy and management team wins first place in case competition

March 03, 2009 (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. (L-R) Greg Chang, Jessica Moore and Michelle Sonia accept first prize in a national case study competition. Three graduate students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management… Read more »

Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina, March 1 – 9, 2009

Taking a look back at 2008, North Carolina was struck by some of the most violent storms experienced in the last 10 years. North Carolina ranked fourthin the nation last year in the overall amount of severe weather experienced, falling behind Texas, Kansas and Missouri. A number of deadly tornadic supercell thunderstorms struck the state,… Read more »

Alumni Leadership Award Winner Named by Health Policy and Administration

J. Luckey Welsh, CEO of Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina, was named the 2007 recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award by the School’s Department of Health Policy and Administration during its annual awards ceremony. The alumni award is given annually to an individual who has had a distinguished career in health policy… Read more »

Holzworth named Executive in Residence at Gillings School of Global Public Health

February 24, 2009 Don Holzworth Don Holzworth, chairman, Futures Group International, has been named an “executive in residence” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. In this role at the School, Holzworth will advise groups and individuals, including faculty and students, on matters such as strategic planning… Read more »

Department Names 2006 Award Winners

(Chapel Hill, NC) — The Department of Health Policy and Administration announced the winners of its annual departmental awards recently in a ceremony at the Carolina Inn. The awards are given annually to those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the department in the past academic year. In addition to the awards described… Read more »

Davis and Erwin receive Robert Wood Johnson grants to work with local health agencies

February 16, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health and a graduate student in health policy and administration have received grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to work with local North Carolina health agencies.  Dr. Mary Davis Mary V. Davis, DrPH, director of evaluation services at… Read more »