Impact: NCIPH's newsletter

IMPACT, NCIPH's newsletter
August 2016

Summer Greetings

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“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer”
–Nat King Cole

At NCIPH, summer is not a “lazy, hazy” time of year – in fact, we’ve been crazy busy! In this issue of Impact we feature an exciting new project supported by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; some new faces at NCIPH including staff and student interns; our training roll-up for the last fiscal year; and NCIPH’s role in the UNC Gillings School’s re-accreditation process.

I also want to share some organizational news that will unfold this fall. As a result of the Institute’s organizational review (reported in the February Impact), the School has decided to hire a full-time Director for NCIPH. (See position posting.) Since 2011 I have served as the Institute’s Director along with my other roles of Director of the Public Health Leadership Program and Associate Dean for Practice. While my role will change once the new Director is on board, I will remain engaged with our practice partners and the Institute’s work. We will share more with you as the transition rolls out.

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Anna Schenck

The creation of the full-time director position is just one way the School demonstrates its commitment to serving the state. Another important way is through the School’s students, who, working with faculty and staff, complete practica and projects in the state. With the new class of students joining campus on August 23, there will be more opportunities for students to work with communities across the state.

At NCIPH it has certainly been a busy summer – and we’re looking forward to a productive fall and the exciting changes coming with it!

Best regards,
Anna Schenck

 

Twin Counties Catalyst Coordinator Shoneca Kent (left) and NCIPH Technical Assistance Manager Amy Belflower Thomas at TCPHC quarterly meeting.

Twin Counties Catalyst Coordinator Shoneca Kent (left) and NCIPH Technical Assistance Manager Amy Belflower Thomas at TCPHC quarterly meeting.

New Project with the Twin Counties Aims to Collect and Translate Much-Needed Community Health Data

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust recently awarded NCIPH a two-year grant to work with Nash and Edgecombe Counties (the Twin Counties) to collect valuable community health information and provide data analysis and visualization expertise. Institute staff are working closely with the Twin Counties Partnership for Healthier Communities (TCPHC), a group of over 50 local organizations, to enhance public health programs, reduce duplicate efforts and more efficiently serve the population.

 

And More News from NCIPH

New Faces at NCIPH

Maintaining Quality and Improving Efficiency of NCIPH Training and Continuing Education Programs

Gillings School of Global Public Health Prepares for Reaccreditation

Upcoming NCIPH Trainings

 

Past issues of Impact

 

 

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