IMPACT, a quarterly newsletter from NCIPH
March 2017 UNC Gillings School of Public Health

In this issue of Impact

Can You Hear Me Now? NCIPH Experts Explore Effective Health Communications Strategies

When clickbait, sound bites, and 140 character messages abound, how do you actually capture an audience without contributing to the white noise? That question was on the minds of several North Carolina Institute of Public Health staff at the recent North Carolina State Health Directors Conference in Raleigh, NC.

In a turbulent political atmosphere and amongst ever-pressing public health issues, it is more important than ever for public health advocates to learn to effectively and persuasively communicate across a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. NCIPH remains committed to helping public health workers craft richer messages for advocacy and action. Read more...

  Kasey Decosimo making a presentation.

NCIPH Research Associate Kasey Decosimo presents on mapping social determinants of health.

Prioritizing Leadership and Adaptability in Public Health

A leader can make or break an organization. Whether it’s within a community bowling league or a multi-million dollar corporation, a leader is tasked with modeling values, strategic planning, and encouraging their peers. Where do aspiring leaders turn to learn?  Through several exciting leadership programs − some new, some well-established - NCIPH is spearheading efforts to shape the next generation of public health and healthcare leaders. Read more...

     Group of people in hardhats at ropes course.

New Hanover Regional Medical Leadership Development members prepare to tackle a ropes course.

Supporting North Carolina’s Nurses with Innovative Training Resources

According to the 2013 NC Local Public Health Workforce Assessment, over 1,200 public health nurses comprise of almost one-third of the local public health workforce in North Carolina, the largest single professional role. With such large numbers and unique expertise, nurses are a valuable tool on the frontline of public health, and NCIPH seeks to help them harness their skills and passions with a wide range of online and in-person training. Read more...


Flowchart describing series of courses in Enhanced Role Registered Nurse program

Enhanced Role Registered Nurse Training Program flowchart.

The North Carolina Telehealth Network: Service with a Smile

These days, it is easy to take technology for granted – at least, until it’s no longer there. The Granville Vance Public Health Department recently encountered a host of electronic networking issues. Luckily, they had someone else to turn to for help: the North Carolina Telehealth Network. Read more...


NC map showing sites supported by NCTN

The NC Telehealth Network currently provides support to 57 public health sites and 24 hospital sites across North Carolina.

Upcoming Training from NCIPH

Management and Supervision for Public Health Professionals
NEW DATES: Week 1: April 3-7, 2017; Week 2: May 1-5, 2017
Registration is open until March 16, 2017!

Principles and Practices of Public Health Nursing
April 10-May 10, 2017 with onsite session April 24-26, 2017
Registration is open until March 24, 2017!

Spring Child Health Regional Meetings provide program updates that include key points, guidance, and coding changes to assure compliance with the NC Division of Medical Assistance 2016 Health Check Program Guide. Registration deadlines are from March 29 to April 5 depending on the session.

North Carolina Public Health Leadership Institute 2017
March 2017- March 2018
The first cohort has been selected. Watch for upcoming program announcements.

Pediatric Nutrition Course, Module 1: Nutrition Assessment
April 3 – June 9, 2017
The application deadline was February 24, 2017. Watch for upcoming program announcements about subsequent courses.

Online courses, available any time:

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