Offered during the fall each year, the PHield Trip experience provides a way for students, faculty and staff to engage with public health partners throughout the community.

More about the 2017 PHield Trip partners

Orange County Health Department

With health clinics in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, the Orange County Health Department works to enhance the quality of life, promote the health and preserve the environment for all people in Orange County. We’ll head over to Hillsborough, the county seat and home to many county government offices, to learn more about the various programs of the local health department through an interactive scavenger hunt, then tour the facility and get to know departmental leaders before heading back to Chapel Hill.

RTI International

An independent, non-profit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition, RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. They work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. More information and details on this field trip are coming soon.


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