Oberlander in ‘Perspective:’ The 2020 election will be critical for U.S. health care reform

October 22, 2020
With a potential shift in political control on the horizon and COVID-19 cases rising, the outcome of the election on November 3 could be vital for the future of the Affordable Care Act, according to Dr. Jonathan Oberlander.

20 undergraduates from the Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

October 19, 2020
Twenty students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four of the departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.

Clement helps coordinate health care and emergency response to COVID-19 across North Carolina

October 12, 2020
Kimberly Clement manages North Carolina’s Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP), in the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Emergency Medical Services. Clement is responsible for oversight of the program and partnership building, but she says her job changed drastically when HPP activated for the COVID-19 response.

Mercado builds systems to make care more affordable and confront the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

September 28, 2020
Edwin Mercado came to the Gillings School to learn more about how to run a series of health care facilities in the Philippines and ensure affordable care for all. Now, he's steering a health care system through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students' winning policy proposal calls for COVID-19 care navigation in NC prisons, jails

September 15, 2020
UNC Gillings student Nikhil Rao and his team won a recent COVID-19 Policy Hackathon. The team’s winning policy proposal, titled "Need for Care Navigation Program for Inmates within North Carolina Public Carceral Facilities," called for the N.C. Department of Public Safety and Department of Health and Human Services to intervene to alleviate COVID-19 burden on one of the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Are first-year students first-aid ready?

September 10, 2020
Kate Leo and Hannah Tuckman — both juniors at the Gillings School — have launched an effort to provide UNC students with first-aid kits while sharing campus health care resources.

Villanueva launches fund to aid Native American communities during pandemic

September 8, 2020
Gillings alumnus Edgar Villanueva started the Decolonizing Wealth Project (DWP) to help funders give more equitably. The DWP’s Liberated Capital fund recently launched the Native American Community Response Fund, directing $2 million to help heavily impacted communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reduce food waste, changes in date labeling, marketing and consumer behavior are needed

September 2, 2020
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) identifies promising strategies for reducing consumer food waste nationwide, including a national campaign to change consumer behavior, federal standardization of food date labeling, and changes to retailer marketing and food service practices, among other measures.

Gillings School to lead multi-year evaluation of NC’s Medicaid transformation

August 28, 2020
Faculty at the UNC Gillings School have entered into a $2.5 million contract for the current year with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The School will serve as the official evaluation center for the state’s landmark Medicaid transformation — a partnership that will have an incredible impact on public health in the state. 

Eaker fosters transparency, connection to improve health outcomes in new role at Humana

August 21, 2020
Erik Eaker began a new role as associate vice president of technology solutions at health insurer Humana in March 2020.

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