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NC Institute for Public Health News

Urland to lead NC Institute of Public Health

September 12, 2019
Douglas W. Urland has been named director of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, effective November 4. “Doug’s recruitment is a tremendous plus for NCIPH,” said Dean Barbara K. Rimer.

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.

NCIPH shares expertise at local boards of health conference

Aug. 14, 2018 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health was actively engaged with the National Association of Local Boards of Health 2018 Annual Conference held Aug. 8–10, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Several leaders from Gillings’ North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) presented sessions on topics ranging from models for training new boards... Read more »

NC’s local health department accreditation program reaches new milestone

July 5, 2018 The Gillings School's North Carolina Institute for Public Health has announced that all 84 local health departments in North Carolina have achieved reaccreditation status through the N.C. Local Health Department Accreditation Program. The program is a collaboration of the Institute and the N.C. Association of Local Health Directors.