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Since 1999, the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) has served as a bridge between academia and public health practice partners including state and local public health agencies, healthcare and community organizations.

Although formally established in 1999, some of NCIPH’s core programs, particularly continuing education, began in the 1930s as a core function of public health at UNC-Chapel Hill.

With a mission to “bridge knowledge and expertise at UNC Gillings, by facilitating collaborative solutions to population health challenges in North Carolina and beyond,” NCIPH serves as a resource for public health professionals across the state, region and country.

NCIPH staff come from a diverse range of fields, including public health, medical sciences, GIS technology, and more. In 2009, NCIPH received the Partners in Public Health Distinguished Group Award from the North Carolina Public Health Association.

We are passionate and committed to the work of public health.

We believe in the quality of our work.

We believe in the value we provide to our partners.

We build capacity to create positive outcomes.

We believe in data-driven, evidence-based solutions and innovations.

We believe local context matters.

Our work is deeply rooted in collaborative partnership.

We believe our work is stronger when it includes multi-sector partners and perspectives.

We believe that public health brings a unique advantage to lead the way in improving population health.

We strive to support and serve all communities in North Carolina.

We believe in serving rural and underserved communities.

We believe that when we work outside NC, we bring home lessons learned to benefit our state.

We help bridge public health academics and practice.

We believe public health practitioners have knowledge and insight that drive solutions within their communities.

We believe UNC Gillings faculty, staff, and students bring outstanding knowledge, expertise, and tools to address public health challenges.

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health’s work is interdisciplinary and revolves around three core departments:

Workforce Training and Education

  • NCIPH offers face-to-face courses, trainings and conferences for public health professionals.
  • We also offer formal training in leadership development, business development, evidence-based public health, public health nursing and other topics.

Engagement and Collaboration

Community Assessment and Strategy


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Annual Reports

2021 Year in Review

Rising to the Occasion: 2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Our Values in Practice: 2018 Annual Report (video)