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National health equity research webcast key takeaways

Nov. 2, 2018 The National Health Equity Research Webcast (NHERW) is an annual conversation on issues affecting minority populations. The most recent topic, “From Awareness to Action: Leveraging Resiliency in the Context of Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences,” aired live on September 28th. NCIPH Training Associate Ki’Yonna Jones, MHA/MBA, shares some of her takeaways... Read more »

School to host 24th National Health Equity Research Webcast on Sept. 28

September 4, 2018 The Gillings School will sponsor the 24th National Health Equity Research Webcast on Friday, Sept. 28, from 1:30 - 4 p.m. Participants may join in person or online to discuss “From Awareness to Action: Leveraging Resiliency in the Context of Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences.”

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.

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.

NCIPH work featured at state conference

Feb. 21, 2017 The North Carolina Institute for Public Health was well-represented at the annual State Health Director’s Conference, with five staff members leading sessions and five more attending and facilitating our exhibitor’s booth. NCIPH Senior Investigator Gene Matthews, JD led the conference’s opening plenary session, “Advocacy for Public Health: Crafting Richer Messages in a... Read more »

NCIPH launches pilot of new tool to map social determinants of health

Jan. 18, 2017 Social determinants of health: a big phrase describing the daily fabric of your life. Your place of residence, mode of play, workplace, and worship habits may not seem health-related, but in fact these “upstream” factors not only influence overall quality of life, but also have a significant influence on population health outcomes.... Read more »