NC Institute for Public Health News

Annual reports showcase School’s research and service achievements

February 06, 2007 The School of Public Health’s Office of Research and North Carolina Institute for Public Health have recently released annual reports, showcasing the School’s research and service activities across our state and nation and around the world. The Office of Research report, available as a PDF at, includes several stories that highlight… Read more »

Active Living by Design awarded grant to support Food and Fitness initiative

  February 05, 2007 Active Living by Design, a program of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health, was recently awarded a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for more than $660,000. Active Living by Design will use the grant funds to provide technical assistance to the foundation’s new Food and Fitness initiative. Food and… Read more »

N.C. Institute for Public Health instrumental in new effort to improve public health strategies

February 02, 2007 North Carolina is one of 10 states selected to lead a national effort aimed at improving the quality of public health strategies, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has announced. Each of the chosen states was awarded a grant of up to $150,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)…. Read more »

The evolution of the School’s annual Minority Health Conference

  December 13, 2006 “A large part of public health is bringing your knowledge to the public, so having the experience of planning something major like this is great,” says LaToya White, one of the co-chairs of the 2007 Minority Health Conference, to be held February 23 at the UNC William and Ida Friday Center… Read more »

Public Health Grand Rounds discusses how to prepare for pandemic influenza

CHAPEL HILL – Public health experts are predicting that the impact of pandemic influenza will be felt in every community by every citizen. Hospitals will be overwhelmed and pharmaceutical interventions will be in short supply. Critical infrastructure such as transportation, commerce, utilities, and public safety will be disrupted. On Friday, September 29, a program of… Read more »

Special journal issue devoted to Management Academy for Public Health

September 14, 2006 The combination of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s experiences with health departments and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s approach to business principles applied to non-business settings, is the subject of a special issue of the September/October Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.   MAPH special issue of Journal of Public… Read more »

Study to compare effect of public health worker skills with local health department capacity

September 14, 2006 In an effort to understand better what factors influence a well- performing local public health agency, the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina was awarded a one-year, $102,500 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The study, to be conducted at the North Carolina Institute for Public… Read more »

UNC preparedness experts help train avian flu responders around the world

July 25, 2006 Jen Horney, NCCPHP Assistant Director BANGKOK, Thailand – The way health officials respond when the first cases of avian flu are reported in their countries could mean the difference between a few contained cases and the start of a widespread outbreak. To help health officials prepare to respond as efficiently as possible,… Read more »

Tilson selected for APHA’s Frost Award

July 18, 2006 Hugh Tilson Hugh Tilson, MD, MPH, DrPH, professor in the Public Health Leadership Program, has been selected to receive the 2006 Wade Hampton Frost Award by the epidemiology section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Tilson will accept the award at APHA’s 134th annual meeting on November 6 in Boston, where… Read more »

Laws covering public health crises to be reviewed in NCIPH program

  July 07, 2006 Ed Baker, NCIPH Director Should “Good Samaritan” laws that protect individuals be extended to cover businesses and nonprofit organizations that also help those in jeopardy during a crisis? That’s one question that experts gathered together by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will consider in a new program to examine… Read more »