Health Policy and Management News

Shattering the “status quo”

December 13, 2006 Researchers work with communities to overturn disparities and improve health. Perished hogs in Hurricane Floyd It all started when a group of North Carolina residents felt compelled to raise a stink. In the early 1990s, large, industrial hog farms were locating and expanding in rural eastern North Carolina — particularly near communities… Read more »

Dual role for homeland security leader

  December 13, 2006 Disaster Management Professor is also Chief of Staff in Washington D.C. Dr. J. Bennet Waters Calling it quite simply the best opportunity of his career, Dr. J. Bennet Waters couldn’t resist the chance to help start one of the most important offices within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — the… Read more »

School of Public Health is academic partner for America’s Health Rankings

December 07, 2006 The UNC School of Public Health is the academic partner to the annual review, “America’s Health Rankings: A Call to Action for People and Their Communities,” released this week by United Health Foundation. The 2006 review revealed that while American’s overall health improved slightly from last year, the rate of improvement has… Read more »

Pediatric specialists often far from home

December 04, 2006 Taking your child to a pediatric subspecialist may mean a big-time travel commitment, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health have found. Although about half the children in the United States live within 10 miles of most pediatric specialists, almost one in three must travel… Read more »

Dilworth-Anderson appointed to advisory council

November 20, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD , professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health and associate director for aging and diversity in the UNC Institute on Aging, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Aging, which advises… Read more »

Military, public health practitioners pledge to serve, Porto explains as School honors veterans

November 17, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Jules Heisler It started with a letter to Dean Barbara K. Rimer from a Carolina School of Public Health alumna who had spent most of her career in the military. Lt. Col. Wanda Wills wanted her school to recognize the contributions of members of the military. Wills’ own contributions… Read more »

Top 10 ways to remove trans fat from your Thanksgiving feast

November 16, 2006   Photograph of Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs Cutting trans fat from Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or your favorite Thanksgiving foods, according to nutrition expert Dr. Suzanne Havala Hobbs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a bit of planning and a few food substitutions, holiday meals can… Read more »

Havala Hobbs Publishes Book on Trans Fats

Random House has published “Get the Trans Fat Out: 601 Simple Ways to Cut the Trans Fat Out of Any Diet” (Three Rivers Press, October 2006), authored by Suzanne Havala Hobbs, PhD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration and director of the doctoral program in health leadership.    

Health Policy and Administration Faculty Member Named Journal Editor

October 31, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Thomas Ricketts UNC School of Public Health professor Thomas Ricketts III has been named editor of the North Carolina Medical Journal. Ricketts had been associate editor for the past four years. Dr. Ricketts, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, is also director of the North Carolina… Read more »

Health Policy and Administration graduate students take third place in national competition

October 27, 2006 Photograph of Robin Hunt, Jessica Thompson and April Clark Three graduate students in the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Administration took third place recently in a national healthcare competition sponsored by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). April Clark, Robin Hunt and Jessica Thompson competed against… Read more »