July 13, 2021 In response to the rapidly changing roles and responsibilities of staff in K-12 schools, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction partnered with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health to create an accessible learning resource to address critical pandemic needs.
February 23, 2021 As North Carolina prepares to enter Phase 3 of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the North Carolina Institute for Public Health has created a set of dashboards to assist local planning by providing valid population estimates for the phased distribution of the vaccine in the state.
January 19, 2021 Gillings School alumnus Mike Zelek was named Chatham County health director in late November 2020.
Gillings School partners with state, local agencies in North Carolina to study COVID-19 cases with mild or no symptoms
April 23, 2020 The Gillings School, including the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, is teaming up with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and other partners across the state to learn more about the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in N.C. that are mild or asymptomatic.
For years Gene Matthews, director of the Southeastern Region Network for Public Health Law, has been coaching and educating folks on how to talk to those they don’t agree with. Using the principles of Moral Foundations Theory, Gene and his colleagues have taught public health leaders to use universal moral values to craft public health... Read more »
Public health always needs agile leaders who are prepared to respond to community needs in creative, collaborative ways; never is this more evident than during a crisis like COVID-19. We’re always proud to serve as the national program office for The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health program, but we’re especially proud when we... Read more »
Guidance for Leaders in Times of Global Pandemic Published by NCIPH's Gene Matthews and Former NCIPH Director Ed Baker
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leadership. UNC-Gillings faculty and former NCIPH Director Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Robert Irwin, MA; and NCIPH’s Gene Matthews, JD have decades of public health leadership experience. They share their wealth of knowledge in a new article published on the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Direct website, “Thoughts... Read more »
March 16, 2020 As countries around the globe work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 — which causes the illness COVID-19 — researchers and practitioners in every discipline at the Gillings School are turning their expertise into action to support the pandemic response.
The North Carolina Institute for Public Health, working with the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, published the NC Oral Health Workforce and Leadership Development Assessment. The assessment and the large-scale Oral Health Survey that followed it sought to gain a better understanding of the assets, gaps, and complexities... Read more »
January 16, 2020 At the November 2019 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Dr. Gene Matthews was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law award.