IMPACT, a quarterly newsletter from NCIPH
December 2014 UNC Gillings School of Public Health
In this issue of Impact

Pender County sealTechnical assistance given to Pender County for Community Health Assessment

Every three to four years, local public health agencies in North Carolina identify factors that affect the health of their communities. While critical in advancing public health responses at the local level – as well as required for state accreditation – conducting a comprehensive Community Health Assessment is complicated and time consuming. In 2013-14, the Institute worked with over 40 government, healthcare and non-profit agencies to facilitate the community health assessment planning effort in Pender County. Read how this process helped in Pender County...


More news from NCIPH

Partnership leads to better training for local public health providers

New app enhances school nurses' role in surveillance

Institute awarded funds to assess grocery store marketing tactics

UNC public health students graduate prepared to serve

Plus upcoming course offerings

  People of NCIPH

Starting with this issue, this will be a regular feature of Impact to let you know a bit more about the faces behind the work that we do.

Kasey Decosimo and her therapy dog CharlieKasey Decosimo has been with NCIPH since 2011. She works on various technical assistance and training projects and may be a familiar face to local health departments who have completed a Community Health Assessment in recent years. Kasey previously worked at the Chattanooga – Hamilton County (TN) Health Department and is a native Tarheel, having grown up in Shelby, NC. Kasey and her husband Joseph live in Durham, NC. In December, Kasey and her therapy dog Charlie visited UNC students at exam time.