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.
Each year we partner with the Orange County Health Department to coordinate a field trip experience to bring community public health practice into focus.
We are committed to working outside traditional boundaries to build interdisciplinary partnerships and improve health across communities.
Students, faculty, staff and community partners join together to celebrate and learn from those who completed their public health practicum. Students who have completed their practicum present their experiences through an oral, poster or artifact session.
The practicum is a planned, supervised and evaluated experience that connects students with communities around the world to transform classwork into public health practice.
See how students, faculty and staff connect with each other, across disciplines and with community partners on projects that have both local and global reach. Because our impact goes far beyond the classroom, service to communities around the world allows us to contribute to emerging needs, build partnerships and respond to local requests for support.
The Practice, Service and Research Opportunities page provides local and regional assignments that focus on improving public health.
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.
Public Health Behind the Scenes features stories and public health perspectives on the issues that affect our lives. The podcast is produced by Research, Innovation and Global Solutions at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
The North Carolina Institute for Public Health delivers training, conducts research and provides technical assistance to transform the practice of public health for all.