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     September 2013
NCIPH partners on model CHA collaboration

Wake County Community Health Needs AssessmentThe unprecedented partnership to conduct a Community Health Assessment in Wake County has successfully identified several areas of need, and with county residents, has selected priorities to be addressed over the next three years: poverty and unemployment, health care access and utilization, and mental health and substance use. In the May issue of Impact, we reported that some of the state's leading medical centers had joined forces this year to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Assessment in Raleigh and the surrounding urban and rural areas of Wake County. NCIPH helped facilitate this effort. More...
ALBD Learning Networks help grantees share experience

When the Healthy Kids, Healthy Ozarks community partnership in Harrison, Ark., was trying to improve the area’s trail system and sidewalks network, Active Living By Design staff suggested they turn to their peers in Columbia, Mo., another Midwestern town that had been extremely successful with such improvements. More...

Participants interacting at ALBD program
Preparedness Research Center’s staff making final push to complete projects

Staff at the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NCPERRC) are working hard to complete the fifth year of research to strengthen and improve public health preparedness capacity through systems and services research. NCPERRC has received support for 5 years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More...
NCIPH upgrades training registration system

NCIPH staff members have launched an improved training registration system for training programs and conferences sponsored by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. The new system, Meetingtrak/CE (MT), is designed to simplify registration for continuing education activities and allow participants to track courses they have taken. The new system includes course details, people profiles, registrations, session attendance, and continuing education credit. More...
Preliminary study results show large variation in public health spending

Anna SchenckUNC Chapel Hill received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a two-year study on new methods and measures to assess the impact of the economic recession on public health outcomes. Results from the first year of that study are available now, providing details about the amount of money spent per capita by each local health department in North Carolina. More...

The University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health
The Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 8165, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Phone: 919.843-6612, Fax: 919.966.5692
Editorial: Becky Hart
Design: Zannie Gunn