NC Institute for Public Health News

UNC preparedness experts help train avian flu responders around the world

July 25, 2006 Jen Horney, NCCPHP Assistant Director BANGKOK, Thailand – The way health officials respond when the first cases of avian flu are reported in their countries could mean the difference between a few contained cases and the start of a widespread outbreak. To help health officials prepare to respond as efficiently as possible,… Read more »

Tilson selected for APHA’s Frost Award

July 18, 2006 Hugh Tilson Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been selected to receive the 2006 Wade Hampton Frost Award by the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Tilson will accept the award at APHA’s 134th annual meeting on November 6 in Boston, where… Read more »

Laws covering public health crises to be reviewed in NCIPH program

  July 07, 2006 Ed Baker, NCIPH Director Should “Good Samaritan” laws that protect individuals be extended to cover businesses and nonprofit organizations that also help those in jeopardy during a crisis? That’s one question that experts gathered together by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will consider in a new program to examine… Read more »

Outreach after Katrina

  March 24, 2006 After Hurricane Katrina, the UNC School of Public Health rallied to help its Southern neighbors. Students, staff, faculty and alumni raised more than $12,670 for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in the area. Additionally, the School provided shelter and study opportunities for 21 displaced Tulane University students — 13 residential… Read more »

Incubator projects help counties share ideas, resources to improve public health

March 24, 2006 Northampton High School students Tobacco is banned on school campuses in four North Carolina counties, thanks to programs started by local health departments who shared their ideas and pooled their resources to develop an anti-smoking campaign for youth in their areas. The “Touch No Tobacco (TNT)” initiative was a cooperative effort undertaken… Read more »