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Helping Durham get ‘Back on the Bull’ during COVID-19

May 24, 2021
In Durham, North Carolina — less than 15 miles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — a public health campaign called “Back on the Bull” has been supporting local businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gillings School became involved when the Mayor of Durham invited faculty members to manage a community health ambassador program with the goal of helping small businesses in Durham County reopen safely following lockdown.

In the face of emergency, Gillings trains students to prepare and respond

May 3, 2021
When leadership at the Gillings School made plans in 2019 to launch a learning program in disaster preparedness and relief, they didn’t anticipate rolling it out in the middle of a global pandemic. But when Gillings on the Ground kicked off in October 2020, participants found that it couldn’t have been more timely.