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NC Institute for Public Health News

N.C. Institute for Public Health joins state H1N1 Campus Campaign

February 19, 2010 With H1N1 influenza still circulating and another dangerous wave of the disease still possible, students on college campuses are particularly at risk of infection because of the close contact they have in classes, dormitories and cafeterias.   However, state records show only 5 percent of people in the college age group (19-… Read more »

SECC charitable donations exceed expectations

January 25, 2010 Faculty and staff members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have contributed $68,366 to the 2009 State Employees’ Combined Campaign, says Cathy Padgett, career services coordinator for the Department of Health Policy and Management and this year’s SECC campaign chair at the School.   The public health school’s total was… Read more »

Active Living by Design featured in journal

Active Living by Design, part of the NC Institute for Public Health, is featured in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 37, Issue 6, Supplement 2 ). The entire issue is devoted to the Active Living by Design (ALbD) grant program and lessons learned from 15 of its 25… Read more »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation expands UNC program to reverse childhood obesity

January 12, 2010 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded multi-year grants to 41 communities across the country as part of a landmark national program, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.   The 41 sites are funded through Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities,… Read more »

Preparedness Center’s collaborative research on H1N1 published in MMWR

January 12, 2010 Dr. Jen Horney A report published in the Dec. 25, 2009 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report sheds light on North Carolinians’ intentions last fall to receive the influenza A (H1N1) vaccine. Led by Jennifer Horney, PhD, and other researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s N.C. Center… Read more »

School’s NC Institute for Public Health awarded grant to examine public health agency accreditation

December 07, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine laws and policies supporting public health agency accreditation. Accreditation of local health departments is a cutting-edge initiative designed to improve performance, quality, consistency… Read more »

Collaborative targets public health nurse mentoring program

QI training session The North Carolina Accreditation Learning Collaborative, a partnership of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the North Carolina Association of Local Health Directors, and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to improve the quality of public health and prepare… Read more »

Preparedness center studies reproductive health after a disaster

When planning for disaster recovery, many obvious needs come to mind: food, water, shelter, clothing. But what about prenatal care for pregnant women? Or access to birth control? Or the impact of disaster-related stress on families caring for young babies? To find out more about women’s reproductive heath needs following a disaster, the North Carolina… Read more »

UNC and Germany’s University of Ulm collaborate on distance-learning program

November 17, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced its collaboration with the University of Ulm, in Ulm, Germany, for the October 2010 launch of a distance-education master’s degree program called “@dvanced Oncology.” The curriculum of the two-year program, which includes clinical research and management,… Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds focuses on climate change

The last Public Health Grand Rounds program, “Global Climate Change: Implications for Public Health”, featured nationally distinguished experts from CDC who discussed the case for the potential impact of climate change on the public’s health. The webcast, held on November 5, 2009, also focused on various processes, tools and resources which are currently available, to… Read more »