Engaging communities, building partnerships

At the Gillings School, practice and service are at the heart of what we do, demonstrating our commitment to building partnerships in practice, service and research through coordinating and communicating practicum, service-learning, and community-based research opportunities.

Throughout the Gillings School, you will find students, faculty and staff eager to engage with community partners and connect in meaningful ways to improve the health of our communities, both locally and around the world. Discover more about how you can get involved in community engaged learning.

Students pictured on a soccer field after the annual Gillings Games.

Events and Opportunities

Whether you are looking to explore local and global public health practice, connect to service and research opportunities to improve public health, or join together in School and nationwide celebrations of public health, we look forward to connecting with you throughout the academic year.

Our Practicum

The practicum is a planned, supervised and evaluated experience that connects students with communities around the world to transform classwork into public health practice.

Hayley Welgus (far right) works with Save the Children colleagues in Haiti.
Armfield Atrium encourages academic collaboration with flexible furniture arrangements.

Gillings School Workforce Development

The Gillings School is home to multiple workforce development programs focused on providing training, continuing education and technical support to sustain the public health workforce at many levels: local, regional, national and global. Some of these are housed in academic departments and others are in centers and institutes.

Our Institute

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) delivers training, conducts research and provides technical assistance to transform the practice of public health for all.

Rosenau Hall was dedicated to UNC's public health school in 1963.