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NC Institute for Public Health News

Town hall meeting on the future of public health education

Donna Petersen A town hall meeting on “Framing the Future: The Second 100 Years of Education for Public Health” will be held at the Gillings School of Global Public Health on Monday, December 3, 2012. Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, will conduct the meeting. She is the dean of the University of South Florida College… Read more »

Bill Friday, UNC president emeritus, dies at 92

October 15, 2012 William Clyde Friday, JD, who served as president of the University of North Carolina from 1956 to 1986, died on University Day, Oct. 12. He was 92. So many will miss his loyalty to the state and University he loved, as well as his wit, compassion and ever-centered sense of justice.Mr. Friday… Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds presentation on preventing falls, traumatic brain injury in older adults

As the U.S. population ages, the problem of older adult falls is expected to increase. Falls can result in serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries. On September 25, Public Health Grand Rounds presented a Webcast about innovative, evidence-based programs to prevent falls. Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are telling. Each… Read more »

Grant to help North Carolina improve public health service quality nationwide

Chapel Hill, NC – North Carolina received a $449,590 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve the quality of public health and prepare for national public health accreditation. The grant will be administered by the University of North Carolina School of Public Health’s service arm, the N.C. Institute for Public Health. The… Read more »

Management Academy teams continue to make things happen

Paula Black, a personal health services administrator in North Carolina’s Gaston County Health Department, emailed us recently. “The Highland Health Center is right on schedule–we are currently finalizing the clinic designs with the architects and beginning to get a few quotes for large equipment. We anticipate our Grand Opening summer 2010.” Black was a member… Read more »

Public Health Academy welcomes new staff member

Paula Dickson joined the North Carolina Public Health Academy as AHEC research associate in August. She comes to the Academy with over ten years experience in public health education and continuous quality improvement. Prior to joining the Academy, Dickson worked for the Carolina’s Center for Medical Excellence and the West Virginia Medical Institute where she… Read more »

School celebrates National Public Health Week

March 29, 2012 Since 1995, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has designated the first full week of April as National Public Health Week, developing campaigns to educate the public, policy makers and practitioners about issues related to a given theme. With the recent release of the National Prevention Strategy, APHA staff members decided this… Read more »

Foundation grant will help UNC study local-level public health services

March 01, 2012 Share   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received approximately $200,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine different types of local public health agencies in North Carolina. The goal of the research, which began in December 2011 and will continue through May 2013, is to determine whether… Read more »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

Helping children of incarcerated parents is goal of symposium

February 02, 2012 Share   What happens to the children of people in prison? And what can be done to protect them and improve their lives? Policy makers, professionals, students and others will gather for a symposium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to explore ways that policies and partnerships can help… Read more »