Training Programs for Local Health Departments in North Carolina

NCIPH offers a number of programs for local public health professionals in North Carolina. Many of these programs are offered with the support of the NC Division of Public Health. They are:

UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC)

One of 14 CDC-funded PERLCs nationwide, The UNC PERLC is focused specifically on meeting the training needs of the public health workforce at local, regional, and state public health agencies in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. UNC PERLC works collaboratively with key partners in each state to develop training around national Public Health Preparedness & Response (PHP&R) Core Competencies, as well as carry out other training activities requested by these partners, particularly those that align with their designated high-priority target Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities.


NCIPH has a long history of developing and delivering public health leadership programs at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Our current leadership programs include the Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program, the North Carolina Public Health Leadership Institute, and Management and Supervision for Public Health Professionals. Many of our past programs are listed below. Learn more.

Customized Training Programs

NCIPH can create customized training programs to meet your agency’s need. We have expertise in competency development and training needs assessments, and we have developed programs for local, state, national and international agencies. Learn more about our customized training.

Past Programs

Management Academy for Public Health

Funded by CDC, this national team-based training program was jointly offered with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School from 1999-2009. Over 10 years the program trained 231 teams from 13 states and the District Columbia to take on new management challenges in community health.

National Public Health Leadership Institute

In collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership and the Public Health Institute, NCIPH hosted the CDC-funded National Public Health Leadership Institute from 2001-2011. This one-year leadership development program for high potential public health leaders was designed to support these leaders in leading change in the public health system at the national level. Read an evaluation of the Institute: Developing Leaders, Building Networks: An Evaluation of the National Public Health Leadership Institute 1991-2006.

Southeast Public Health Training Center (SPHTC)

The HRSA-funded SPHTC (2000-2015) represented a partnership between academic and practice partners to connect the public health workforce in North Carolina and West Virginia with competency-based trainings on many topics. Formerly serving four additional states, more than 100,000 public health practitioners participated in SPHTC-developed/facilitated trainings. The SPHTC also conducted  workforce assessment reports of the public health workforce in North Carolina and West Virginia.

NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC)

One of 18 NIOSH-funded regional education and research centers (ERCs), the goal of the NC OSHERC is is to provide quality educational opportunities for those with the responsibility of ensuring safety and health in the workplace. It shares responsibility for the eight southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.