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NC Institute for Public Health News

New national public health law network launched; UNC hosts Southeastern regional center

September 22, 2010 From air bag requirements for cars to smoke-free regulations in restaurants and bars, law has become a powerful tool to create healthier, safer communities. As a result, those vested in public health – from local, state, federal, tribal officials and their legal counsel to public health practitioners, policymakers and advocates – need… Read more »

New resources from the NC Public Health Academy

The NC Public Health Academy has several new resources for professional development. The first is a self scoring Management and Leadership Skills Self Assessment, based on focused interviews with several seasoned local health directors which assessed what skills are necessary to be a successful leader and manager in NC public health.   The assessment can… Read more »

Employee clinics, worksite wellness initiatives subject of forum

Health directors, local elected officials, health department finance, human resource, and health education directors, and community partners attended the first regional forum on employee clinics and worksite wellness initiatives, hosted by the South Central Partnership for Public Health (SCPPH) at the NC Zoo Stedman Education Center in Asheboro, NC. Featured was a panel discussion in… Read more »

Report card of state preparedness for H1N1 and other health emergencies released today

The seventh annual “Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism”, from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is being released today. The report contains state-by-state health preparedness scores for all 50 states and Washington, DC based on 10 key indicators to assess health… Read more »

Winning public health ideas part of regional health leadership institute

Winston-Salem, NC – Presentations on public health training based on competencies, environmental health improvements through technology, public health quality improvement, and expanding public health epidemiology in western NC received special recognition at the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute (SEPHLI). Lisa Harrison, SEPHLI director, with award winner Janet Place Janet Place’s “Workforce Development Roadmap” received Best… Read more »

Rachel Stevens receives national recognition for local health board work

August 11, 2010 Rachel Stevens, right, receives the NALBOH President’s Award. Rachel Stevens, EdD, RN, has received the 2010 President’s Award from the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). Stevens is a member of the Chatham County (N.C.) Board of Health. The award was presented Aug. 11 at the board’s 18th annual conference… Read more »

HRSA award targets women’s health

July 19, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau has awarded a three-year, $305,000 grant to fund a project called Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Distance Learning Initiative. Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

NCIPH’s Cilenti to lead N.C. Healthy Start Foundation board

  July 02, 2010 Dr. Dorothy Cilenti Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, deputy director of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Institute for Public Health, has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation’s board of directors.   Cilenti, who is also clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at the… Read more »

Horney invited to work with CDC on response to oil spill

June 24, 2010 Dr. Jennifer Horney Jennifer Horney, PhD, CPH, has been asked to join a team of experts to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Horney is research assistant professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »