NC Public Health Incubator Collaboratives

What are Incubator Collaboratives

NC PHICs are teams of local health departments working together voluntarily to address pressing public health issues.

Map of NC with Central Partnership counties highlighted

How do NC PHICs improve the public's health in North Carolina?

NC PHICs enable the sharing of resources and ideas such that autonomous local health departments can focus on their community health needs while benefiting from regional public health initiatives. Through partnership, member health departments do so by:

  • Effectively leveraging local resources in collective, regional initiatives.
  • Enabling and evaluating experimental, innovative projects.
  • Enabling public health invterventions in poor counties that exhibit a disproportionate need but couldn't otherwise undertake these interventions.