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NC Institute for Public Health News

July 14, 2014 All 85 local health departments in North Carolina have been awarded the status of accreditation by the North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation Board as of June 20, 2014. North Carolina is the first state in the U.S. to mandate accreditation for its local health departments. The purpose of the accreditation program… Read more »

March 3, 2014 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Feb. 24 to celebrate eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s third annual Teaching Innovation Awards. Awardees included Steve Cole, PhD  (epidemiology),… Read more »

Oct. 3, 2013   Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor in the department of maternal and child health and senior investigator at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a three-year, $5.5M award from the U.S.  Health Resources and Services… Read more »

The Institute and the NC Center for Public Health Preparedness are compiling resources and trainings to answer your questions about swine flu. Additions will be made to the list continually, so check back frequently. The Gillings School of Global Public Health has links to additional information about swine flu, including updated travel restrictions and recommendations,… Read more »

This summer Institute staff are piloting a new program aimed at improving customer service by learning more about our main customers–local health departments in North Carolina–and their needs related to NCIPH services. Says deputy director Dorothy Cilenti, herself a former county health director, “The goal of the Ambassador Project is to strengthen relationships and promote… Read more »

Aug. 20, 2013   A study by Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers finds that experience in applied public health may influence job choices for public health graduates. Findings of the study, led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, research assistant professor of epidemiology and manager of the research and evaluation unit at the Gillings School’s… Read more »

This year, some of the state’s leading medical centers joined forces to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) in Raleigh and the surrounding urban and rural areas of Wake County. Matt Simon, Research Associate and GIS Analyst at NCIPH, trains volunteers to conduct community health surveys in Wake County. A CHA is conducted every… Read more »

Public health practitioners need evidence-based public health information to make decisions on how best to improve public health system performance and ultimately improve health outcomes. To address this need, the NC Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) and UNC’s Center for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HPDP) partnered to serve as one of four sites across the country… Read more »

Dorothy Cilenti, former health director for Alamance and Chatham counties in North Carolina and deputy director of the NC Division of Public Health, has joined the North Carolina Institute for Public Health as deputy director for operations and management. Cilenti will also be a senior project officer affiliated with the North Carolina Public Health Academy… Read more »

Teme Levbarg, MSW, PhD, continuing education specialist with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, received a “Recognition for Outstanding Service” award at the 2007 North Carolina Public Health Social Work Conference on April 17 in Chapel Hill. Levbarg was honored “for facilitating and providing training for public health social workers.” The award was sponsored… Read more »