Building Capacity for Healthy Communities
Bridging knowledge and expertise at the Gillings School, our mission is to facilitate collaborative solutions to population health challenges in North Carolina and beyond.
In our continued efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, the NCIPH team will all be working remotely to support public health in North Carolina. We would love to hear from you, and our full staff is still working and available during business hours. The best way to contact us during this time of physical distancing is by email rather than phone calls or physical mail.
For more information about COVID-19 and the Gillings School for Global Public Health’s response, please visit their coronavirus information portal.
In light of COVID-19 and the fact that public health agencies are on the front lines of mitigation and response within their communities as well as guidance issued from UNC-Chapel Hill prohibiting all events with 50 persons or more and discouraging travel, we are cancelling all on-site courses/training sessions in March and April 2020. Participants who have already registered for courses will receive email messages regarding plans for cancellation or postponing of specific courses.
At this time we are not cancelling or postponing courses and on-site sessions scheduled for May and beyond but will continue to monitor and make decisions based on current information.
NCIPH works with our partners to:
- Conduct training and education for the public health workforce
- Collaborate on technical assistance, research and evaluation projects
- Translate research to practice
- Publish and present scholarly practice-based work
- Link students to research projects and practica
Explore our website or contact our team to learn more about our services and how we can work with you or your organization.
Emerging Leaders in Public Health respond to COVID-19 in local communitiesWe're always proud to serve as the national program office for The Kresge Foundation's ELPH program, but we're especially proud when we see these leaders rising to the occasion across the country.
Guidance for Leaders in Times of Global Pandemic Published by NCIPH's Gene Matthews and Former NCIPH Director Ed BakerUNC-Gillings faculty and former NCIPH Director Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Robert Irwin, MA; and NCIPH's Gene Matthews, JD share their wealth of knowledge in a new article published on the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Direct website, "Thoughts on Adaptive Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
NCIPH Publishes Oral Health Leadership Development AssessmentThe North Carolina Institute for Public Health, working with the support of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, published the NC Oral Health Workforce and Leadership Development Assessment. The assessment and the large-scale Oral Health Survey that followed it sought to gain a better understanding of the assets, gaps, and complexities of the NC oral health workforce, particularly from a leadership development perspective.
Our Emerging Leaders in Public Health program (ELPH) has officially graduated over 100 transformative leadersCohort III celebrated their graduation in Tuscon, Arizona. ELPH is a national leadership development initiative that equips local governmental public health officers with knowledge and skills to lead in today’s changing health care environment
Douglas W. Urland, MPA, has been named Director of the NCIPH"Doug's recruitment is a tremendous plus for NCIPH," said Barbara K. Rimer, DrPh, dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the Gillings School. "He comes with a strong understanding of local public health, several parts of the state and North Carolina as a whole."
NCIPH staff maps social determinants to inform community health improvementThe team defined three categories of interest – Social Resources, Economics, and Housing and Transportation – and used U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Agriculture data to map 12 health determinants including education levels, English language ability, access to food and transportation, income, employment, health insurance and housing costs.
North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation 2018-2019 Annual ReportThe theme of this year’s annual report is building connections. As the program continues to grow and evolve, we are working to strengthen the connections of public health professionals locally and across the state.
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Driving the Future: Assessment of the North Carolina Local Public Health WorkforceThis comprehensive survey report of the statewide public health workforce is now available for viewing.
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- Emerging Evidence on COVID-19 Spread and Treatment April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
- Nonparametric Deconvolution Models April 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm