The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) offers year-round workshops and trainings for public health leaders and staff.

At NCIPH, we value our role in shaping the professional education and leadership development of the local, state and national public health workforce. We align ourselves with the stated values of UNC Gillings to ensure we train and develop public health professionals within a climate that is intentionally diverse and inclusive. We are committed to fostering a learning environment that centers sustained equity and inclusion and which prepares our program participants to better partner with and meet the needs of the diverse communities they serve.

We follow the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy. As required by federal law, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, in admission, or in employment. Information about the University’s procedures for addressing discrimination on the basis of sex is available in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Sexual Harassment Under Title IX and in the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct.

NCIPH continues to monitor and make decisions about how best to provide courses in light of COVID-19. Our course descriptions contain the latest information about when and how our programs are being offered.

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Upcoming Programs

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North Carolina Credentialed Public Health Nurse (NCCPHN) Course
July 31-September 4, 2024 (Registration opens at 10 a.m. on July 10)

Registration Open

NCPHLI Presents: Advancing Equity Through Communication
April 25 

Conversational Capacity
April 17 (Offered in partnership with Piedmont AHEC)

Grant Writing 101 for Local Health Departments
May 23 (Offered in partnership with Wake AHEC)

Data for Impact Training Series (Offered in partnership with Wake AHEC)
Quantitative Data: June 4-6
Qualitative Data: June 11-13
Communicating Data: June 18-20

Registration Closed

Management and Supervision for Public Health Professionals
March 25-29 and April 22-26

Available Anytime

Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina
Available for free online.

Public Health Ethics Online Training
Available for free online.

Introduction to the Foundational Public Health Services Framework NEW!
Available for free online.

Acting as a Parliamentarian for a Public Health Association
Available for free online.

Governmental Public Health Consultant Role
Available for free online.

Local Boards of Health Training Offerings
Available for free to boards of health in North Carolina, online or in person.

North Carolina Public Health HIPAA Training Series
Available for free online. Hosted by UNC School of Government.

Trainings Formerly Hosted on NCIPH Training Website

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Recent Programs

Introduction to the Systems Change Process
June 20 and 22 at 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

North Carolina Public Health Leadership Institute (NCPHLI): Leading With Equity
October 2022-May 2023

Management and Supervision for Public Health Professionals
March 27-31 and April 24-28 (Enrollment and waitlist full.)

Racial Equity Institute Phase 1 Training
March 7-8, April 3-4 or May 4-5

Communication Is Key: Responding to Crisis
Wednesday, March 15 at 1-5 p.m.

Crisis Communications: A Webinar With Mark R. Weaver, JD, MPA
Monday, January 23 at 10-11:30 a.m.

Racial Equity Institute Groundwater Sessions
Fall 2022

Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing
September 12-November 2, 2022

Warning — Gale Force Demographic Wind Gusts Ahead: A Webinar with James H. Johnson, Jr., PhD
August 12, 2022

North Carolina Strategic Scholars Course
October 2021-April 2022

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NCIPH staff lead a "Happier at Work" training in 2019

Programs By Request

We have expertise in multiple areas and would be happy to develop programs to meet client needs. Contact us at for examples of past programs.

Workforce Development at the Gillings School

NCIPH is just one of many programs within the Gillings School and UNC centers and institutes that provides training, continuing education and technical support to support the local, national, and global public health workforce. Learn more about public health workforce development efforts at UNC.

NCIPH’s educational programs reflect our organizational values as well as the values of the Gillings School. Diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values and characteristics of the School.

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