NCAHEC LogoUNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is proud to partner with North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to support public health training and technical assistance activities across the state. These opportunities are provided directly to local health departments and other public health programs, or to support the continuing professional development programming of local AHECs.

The program also provides support to UNC Gillings programs for areas related to the NC AHEC mission. In 2018-19 these include support for the National Health Equity Research Webcast, the Minority Health Conference and faculty projects related to a statewide public health training needs assessment, development of a faith-based organizational network and health equity workshops.


The NCIPH Connection

Much of this work is coordinated and implemented here at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH). We are also able to draw upon the expertise of UNC Gillings faculty to deliver quality programming from leaders in a variety of public health fields.

AHEC-supported efforts may involve sending faculty to deliver a course through a local AHEC or providing expert technical assistance to local agencies. These latter activities are typically delivered as small (40 hours or less), projects tailored to an organization’s requests and needs.

Examples include:

  • Accreditation 101 Team-Based Trainings for Health Departments
  • Strategic Planning Sessions
  • Identifying and Mapping Social Determinants of Health Data
  • Consultative expertise in the area of workforce development including needs assessments and evaluation

Request Training

If your local agency or organization is interested in training or technical assistance, you can start with a request to your local AHEC. If you have questions or would like to explore UNC Gillings/AHEC programming, contact Brianah Williams for more information.

More About NC AHEC

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program was established in 1972 to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs. NC AHEC provides educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations. The program is administered through the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine with nine regional centers and linkages throughout the state. Learn more about the NC AHEC program.

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