In This Issue: Our annual report, a new NCIPH Interim Director, the North Carolina Public Health Leadership Institute recruits its next cohort, Millenials as new messengers for public health, Data Boot Camp, the 40th Annual Minority Health Conference, new spring workshops and more.
This year, our annual report is all about the values that drive our work. Every day we’re building capacity, working in collaborative partnerships, supporting and serving communities, and bridging public health academics and practice.
In January, Steve Marshall, PhD,professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, was named NCIPH’s Interim Director.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Funds Collaborative UNC Project to Address Substance Misuse in N.C.’s McDowell
The Community Assessment and Strategy Team at NCIPH was recently awarded funding to help reduce substance misuse in McDowell County, North Carolina.
Now more than ever, there is a need for better messages (and skilled messengers) to advance public health in our politically polarized environment. Our own Gene Matthews and Jeannine Herrick are among the authors of this paper highlighting the unique potential that Millennials have to expand this approach.
We’re building public health leadership in North Carolina with this unique skills-building program where local and state public health practitioners network and build adaptive leadership skills together. As part of the course, participants apply the skills they’re learning to a challenge in their organization or community.
NCIPH’s first Data Boot Camp was a big success! Attendees used real-life examples and hands-on activities to explore indicator selection, mapping, visualization, survey design and communicating data effectively. We’re already getting ready for the next session of this workshop, so stay tuned.
UNC’s Minority Health Conference is the longest-running student-led health conference in the United States, and this year the theme was “Advocacy for Change.” NCIPH provided administrative support for the conference.
New Spring Workshops
Want to learn how to identify your own and others’ communication styles? Or how to communicate with others across an ideological divide? Or do you need to learn how to use R and RStudio for public health applications? Check out our spring lineup of one-day workshops.
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