NC Institute for Public Health News

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 »

Melodi Thrift, NCIPH staff member, dies Jan. 9

January 11, 2012 Share   Melodi Thrift Melodi Ann Michael Thrift, a staff member at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since May 2007, died of cancer on Jan. 9. She was 45.   Ms. Thrift joined the School’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) in May 2007 as part of the Institute’s… Read more »

School well-represented at 2011 APHA annual meeting

October 25, 2011 Share   Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health will be presented by faculty, staff and students at the 139th annual American Public Health Association meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The theme of the 2011 meeting is… Read more »

NC Boards of Health training begins

NCIPH’s Office of Continuing Education was awarded a state contract to train new members of county boards of health statewide. Approximately 900 North Carolinians serve on county boards of health.    Using Institute staff, former health directors, and experienced board of health members as faculty, training sessions will include understanding the work of a board… Read more »

Diversity and inclusion report proclaimed the ‘end of the beginning’

September 27, 2011 Share     When the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health met earlier this month to celebrate more than a year of hard work and the completion of a draft report, task force members understood that the greatest effort was yet to come. Assistant… Read more »