Alumni News

Gillings School’s Alumni Board announces new members

September 13, 2019
The Gillings School's Alumni Association recently announced nine new members of its advising board. The board represents the more than 19,000 alumni of the School and meets quarterly with School leadership to address issues of importance to alumni and current students and to organize networking, professional development and social events.

NCIPH staff maps social determinants to inform community health improvement

August 26, 2019
Health care providers are increasingly aware that social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a far greater impact on community health than the care administered to patients in clinical settings. When Atrium Health in Charlotte launched its first community health improvement study in 2016, it asked staff at the Gillings School to map social indicators of health within its 10-county service area.

Study links racial disparities, maternal substance use with CPS reporting rates in Alaska

August 9, 2019
In 2016, child protective services (CPS) agencies in the United States received an estimated 4.1 million allegations of abuse or neglect. Previous research suggests that a report made to CPS is a marker of child risk and vulnerability — regardless of what the outcome is. A new study delves deeper into this connection from a public health perspective, analyzing the factors associated with different patterns of CPS contact among families in Alaska.