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NCIPH Shares Expertise at Local Boards of Health Conference

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 of health members,… 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.

New partnership to develop applied epidemiology for infectious disease research, education and practice

May 2, 2018
United as the North Carolina Partnership for Excellence in Applied Epidemiology for Infectious Disease, a new group will leverage statewide collaboration to enhance infectious disease public health surveillance, research, policy and care.

National, state, local leaders attend public health messaging conference; seek common ground in shared values

April 27, 2018
Effective communication with diverse audiences is essential to public health practice, especially when it comes to crafting policy and legislation. Yet in politically polarized environments, reaching decision makers across the political spectrum can be daunting. A unique workshop led by Gene Matthews and others at the Gillings School’s N.C. Institute for Public Health sought to transform this challenge into an opportunity to improve community health and promote civil discourse.

Gillings School’s NC Institute for Public Health collaborates with John Rex Endowment to explore social determinants of health

January 5, 2018
The Gillings School’s N.C. Institute for Public Health has worked with the John Rex Endowment to produce the report, “Exploring the Social Determinants of Health – Wake County,” an assessment and online Story Map describing factors, such as child care, food availability and housing costs, which can affect the health and well-being of children and families in Wake County, N.C.

The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders initiative transforming local public health leadership across US

September 21, 2017
Public health leaders from local health departments across the country convened in Chapel Hill to continue training to advance innovative new models within their agencies and in their communities.

‘Look deeper and go local’ when crafting public health messages in turbulent political environments

June 13, 2017
In light of ongoing political and resource shifts taking place in health care, Gene Matthews, JD, of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, shared tips for crafting richer public health messages with the potential to impact policy makers and communities across political lines.

Gillings School is top public health school at public university for NIH funding

February 16, 2017
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that the Gillings School was the top public health school at a public university in receiving NIH funding during fiscal year 2016. The School received 107 awards, for a total of $65,454,312 in funding.

UNC’s Gillings School named national program office for Kresge Foundation initiative

The Kresge Foundation has selected the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC) as the national program office for Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative.

NCIPH awarded Kate B. Reynolds grant to assist health programs in rural NC

August 31, 2016 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), the service and outreach arm of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $192,265 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The funding will enable two neighboring counties in eastern North Carolina to use data analysis and visualization… Read more »