NC Institute for Public Health News

Cilenti receives $5.5M to start national workforce development center at UNC

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 »

H1N1 Flu Response

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 »

Institute launches ambassador project

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 »

Work experience with certain community response teams may boost students’ job options, study finds

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 »

NCIPH partners on model CHA collaboration in Wake County

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 »

Partnership brings evidence-based public health training to North Carolina

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 »

Cilenti joins the Institute

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 »

Levbarg receives service award

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 »

Button Chair on display

The Button Chair was created in 1998 as a tribute to all women – as well as their families, friends and support networks – who have battled breast cancer in North Carolina. Every button represents a unique story of courage and strength, each having belonged to a breast cancer survivor or someone who lost their… Read more »

Taking time to celebrate Public Health

L-R, Anna Schenck, Laura Gerald, and Dr. Sandra Greene, Professor of the Practice of Health Policy Sometimes, public health practice is a little like the electrical grid or the landing gear on an airplane – people don’t think much about it until it’s not there. They take for granted that water will be clean and… Read more »