Service impact

Lisa Albert, a doctoral student in the UNC Department of Epidemiology and NCIPH staffer Matt Simon, prepare at the Pender County Health Department in Burgaw, NC. NCIPH’s Team Epi-Aid participated with health department staff and community volunteers to collect community health opinion surveys as part of the 2014 Pender County Community Health Assessment. Survey teams completed 210 surveys in 6 days.

Lisa Albert, a doctoral student in the UNC Department of Epidemiology and NCIPH staffer Matt Simon, prepare at the Pender County Health Department in Burgaw, NC. NCIPH’s Team Epi-Aid participated with health department staff and community volunteers to collect community health opinion surveys as part of the 2014 Pender County Community Health Assessment. Survey teams completed 210 surveys in 6 days.

 

“My experience volunteering with Team Epi-Aid was very enlightening and eye opening from many perspectives. While I have worked in the capacity of manager or survey developer in the past, as a Team Epi-Aid volunteer I learned a tremendous amount about what the job of a worker in the field is like. I also learned a lot about the diversity of residents in Pender County, North Carolina. I believe this experience is valuable to me as a global health graduate student, and it will influence my future work.”

Lisa Albert
Student, UNC Department of Epidemiology

With a mission to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health disparities across North Carolina and around the world, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health supports bridging the gap between academic research and practical public health solutions. By bringing together academic and practice communities the School helps to inform scholars and empower practitioners for the common purpose of improving the public’s health and well-being.

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has served since 1999 as a bridge between academia and partners in community organizations and government agencies. The Institute continues to build upon its rich history of serving our public health partners in a rapidly changing environment by delivering training, providing technical assistance to our public health practice partners and conducting research to solve practice-based problems. Our vision is Transforming public health across NC and beyond.

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