NCIPH has more than 15 years of experience providing services to governmental public health agencies, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.

For assistance with Public Health and Healthcare Consulting Services, contact:
Amy Belflower Thomas, Community Assessment and Strategy Director
919-843-3973
amy.b.thomas@unc.edu

Organizational Assessment

We help our public health and healthcare clients better understand their organization or the stakeholder organizations with which they work. We listen to our clients, and based on their needs, we focus our data collection and analysis on their environment, their performance relative to their mission and goals, their capacity to provide their products and services and to support and empower their workers, and their culture and incentives/rewards. We have worked with many organizations analyzing their conditions and offering practical solutions that map against their mission and goals and recognize their capacity and aspirations.

Assessment Process Information Sheet (pdf)

Project Management

Our team members have worked with many clients to win contracts, plan for, and manage capacity-building (e.g. automating environmental health permitting) and programmatic (e.g. community-based diabetes intervention) projects. NCIPH can also draw upon faculty expertise within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health for content expertise on health disparities, chronic diseases, disease surveillance, healthcare transformation and many other topics.

Quality Improvement

We work with public health and healthcare organizations to analyze work processes and identify opportunities for quality improvement. We assist our client organizations in the execution of Plan, Do, Study, Act and LEAN approaches to Quality Improvement. Not only do we work with our clients to improve their work processes, but we also empower them to conduct future QI interventions themselves.

Consulting Programs

Evidence-Based Strategies

Evidence-based strategies have been demonstrated to be more effective interventions. However, identifying and adopting these strategies can be a complex process. NCIPH can leverage world-class expertise from faculty at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health to assist clients in the identification and selection, the adaptation, tracking, and evaluation of these strategies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Public health agencies and healthcare organizations regularly undertake programs that address important health-related issues. NCIPH can help organizations discover whether programs are having a desired impact and if not, how to make programs more effective through the use of program monitoring and evaluation. NCIPH has extensive experience in program monitoring, tracking program progress, and evaluation of program results. Our evaluators aid clients in selecting and designing appropriate monitoring and evaluation frameworks, setting up the evaluation project, and following through with data collection, analysis, the development of improvement strategies for monitored projects, and the drafting and dissemination of findings.