In This Issue:
- Workshops to hone your public health skills >>
- Celebrating 20 years of service to North Carolina >>
- NCIPH news: Mapping social determinants of health, Better Messengers for Public Health, North Carolina Local Public Health Workforce Assessment, North Carolina Local Health Department Accreditation program annual report >>
- What we’re reading – our favorite #PublicHealthNerd articles from around the web >>
- Upcoming conferences and partner training opportunities >>
Fall Professional Development Opportunities
From self-care to communications to storytelling, we have an exciting line-up of courses to help you hone your public health and leadership skills:
Happier at Work: Lost productivity due to stress and burnout doesn’t have to be inevitable. Help yourself or your staff learn to care for themselves in stressful situations, all while maintaining connection when dealing with difficult situations.
Strength and Flexibility: Bring your team and learn about adaptive leadership, complementary strengths and creating a flexible organizational culture.
Data for Impact: We expanded our popular “Data Bootcamp” and added “Storytelling for Public Health” for three days of training on data collection, visualization and communication that you can put straight to use when you return to the office. Attend just one day or all three depending on what’s most relevant to your work and needs.
Style to Impact: Stressful situations and difficult conversations can challenge even the most confident communicators. Attend this workshop to gain insight into communication styles and how you can leverage them to increase engagement.
Communicating Across the Aisle: Public health leaders must be able to find common ground with differing perspectives if they want to achieve policy change create innovations in their communities. Learn how civil discourse can help foster these connections and create stronger, healthier communities.
Learn more about the workshops and register here.
Celebrate Our Birthday With Us!
Founded in 1999, NCIPH bridges the knowledge and expertise at UNC Gillings to facilitate collaborative solutions to population health challenges in N.C. and beyond. 2019 marks our 20th year of service to the state, and we’re finishing the year with some birthday fun! Stay tuned for staff profiles and pieces from the archive on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as a 20th anniversary-themed annual report later this year. And if you’re coming to the NCPHA Fall Education Conference, make sure you visit our exhibit table for special swag!
- Social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a greater impact on community health than the care administered in clinical settings. That’s why NCIPH staff are mapping them! (You can learn more about our GIS services here.)
- Check out this video about Becoming Better Messengers for Public Health featuring Gene Matthews’s work with the Network for Public Health Law and the de Beaumont Foundation in framing public health communication using Moral Foundations Theory. Ready to learn more? Register for the Communicating Across the Aisle workshop in November.
- The theme of this year’s NCLHDA annual report is building connections. As the accreditation program continues to grow and evolve, we are working to strengthen the connections of public health professionals locally and across the state.
- Strategic skill gaps. An aging workforce. Leadership turnover. These are the challenges facing local public health. The good news? “Driving the Future: An Assessment of the North Carolina Local Public Health Workforce” identifies the skill sets health departments need to thrive in a changing landscape.
Some of our favorite recent articles from around the web:
- “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health” (Pediatrics, August, 2019)
- “The Vaccine Whisperers: Counselors Gently Engage New Parents Before Their Doubts Harden Into Certainty” (STAT, August 5, 2019)
- “NC Needle Exchange Programs Expand Their Reach Despite the Odds” (North Carolina Health News, August 29, 2019)
- “Inside North Carolina’s Big Effort to Transform Health Care” (New York Times, August 29, 2019)
- “Immigrant Health: Anchoring Public Health Practice in a Justice Framework” (American Journal of Public Health, September, 2019)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to the 25th National Health Equity Research Webcast. This interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (133 Rosenau Hall) or can be viewed online. Registration is FREE and requested for all participants.
Registration is open! The 2019 North Carolina School Nurse Conference is coming December 5-6 in Greensboro. Join more than 600 professionals to advance the state of school nursing.
Partner Training Opportunities
North Carolina Public Health Association
2019 Fall Educational Conference
Celebrating 100 Years of the Office of Public Health Nursing
September 25-27 | Greensboro, NC
Registration closes soon! Don’t miss out on this chance to learn from excellent sessions, celebrate public health nurses and connect with your colleagues from around the state.
2019 Infant & Young Child Mental Health & Home Visiting Summit
November 12-14 | Greensboro, NC
To bring about lasting, positive change for young children and families, mental health professionals and Home Visitors are coming together for a three-day conference. This Summit will include one-full day centered on Infant and Young Child Mental Health and two days focused on Home Visiting. Registration is open!
Save the Date: 2020 North Carolina Public Health Leaders’ Conference
January 23-24, 2020
Hilton North Raleigh Midtown
Registration begins in mid-October
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