IMPACT, a quarterly newsletter from NCIPH
April 2015 UNC Gillings School of Public Health
In this issue of Impact

Make the U.S. the Healthiest Nation in One Generation — by 2030!

2015 is the American Public Health Association’s 20th anniversary of coordinating National Public Health Week. Learn what NCIPH is doing.

The North Carolina Institute of Public Health joins many partners to celebrate National Public Health Week, and to share in the goal to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation.

The need has never been greater. Currently, the U.S. spends MORE and gets LESS when it comes to health care and public health outcomes. Improving public health is the defining challenge of our generation – a challenge that we are uniquely positioned to help overcome.

In this issue of IMPACT, we are pleased to share an example of how the Institute’s technical assistance to a local health department is helping decrease STDs. As you read on, you will find out about our updated training opportunities for North Carolina’s public health professionals, and how our research is assisting colleagues cope with the world of big data in the public health arena.

Anna Schenck Best regards,
Anna Schenck
News from NCIPH

Campaign to Increase STD testing in Vance County

NCIPH Remains Focused

Updated Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina training series

Upcoming course offerings

The Institute: Born to Collaborate

  People of NCIPH

On February 16, we welcomed Penny Slade-Sawyer, PT, MSW, as a practice expert in residence at the Institute. As a practice expert in residence, she will be directly involved with several initiatives that play a vital role in future public health objectives in North Carolina -- Healthy North Carolina 2020, Gillings Culture of Health and a clearinghouse for public health students across NC to find field placements. Read more.

Penny Slade-Sawyer