Gov. Roy Cooper provides details of a state incentive program to encourage more North Carolinians to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and an adjunct professor at the Gillings School, says these cash drawings "add another reward to the many that come with getting a COVID-19 vaccine."
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Alumna Sarah Iracane is the chief program officer for World Pediatric Project, a global surgery nongovernmental organization. "I believe strongly that access to health care is a fundamental human right," she says, "and I work to build programs that address inequities in access to safe surgery for children."Read This Story
The word “Juneteenth” is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth. Also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day, Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when freedom finally came to the more than 250,000 enslaved people in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. On Saturday, June 19, we encourage everyone in the Gillings community to acknowledge and recognize the meaning of Juneteenth.Read Dean Rimer's latest Monday Morning post.
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Accurate interpretation and use of data is crucial to understanding public health needs and devising comprehensive, evidence-based solutions.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
The environments in which we live, work and play invariably affect public health. In fact, environmental exposures – most of which can be prevented – account for nearly one quarter of all diseases worldwide.
Epidemiology — the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and other risk factors in a population — is the cornerstone of public health inquiry and problem solving.
Health behaviorists use social and behavioral science to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies that promote health and foster social justice.
Health Policy and Management
Health policy experts address the complex challenges of health care delivery and produce cutting-edge analyses that impact policy at all levels, improving population health.
Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and child health focuses on the determinants and systems that promote and maintain the health of women, children and their families to enhance the future health and welfare of society.
This dynamic field encompasses nutrition science as well as behavior change, communication, counseling and the effects of dietary culture on individuals and within communities.
Public Health Leadership
Applying system thinking and leadership principles in a public health context — with teams, projects, organizations and systems — can eliminate inequities, improve health conditions and foster change in local and global communities.
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Discover Monday Morning thoughts from Barbara K. Rimer, Dean of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health since 2005.Visit the blog.