NCIPH Impact

December 2010


From the Director

The University of North Carolina has always had a vision of public service

Ed Baker

In the early discussions at UNC the need for a school of public health was linked with the needs of North Carolina citizens and the need to train those who serve the public's health.

Today the Institute continues that tradition by offering hundreds of courses and providing over 55,000 contact hours of instruction each year for local public health managers, boards of health, nurses, social workers, environmental health specialists, and others who practice public health in North Carolina. More...

Place receives Public Health Foundation's Ervin Award for service

Janet Place, MPH, director of the Southeast Public Health Training Center at the NC Institute for Public Health, received the Theodore R. Ervin Award for Outstanding Service at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver on November 9. The award, presented by the board of directors of the Public Health Foundation, is in recognition for creative vision, relentless commitment, and leadership to public health practice.More...


Mountains to Sea graphic

Management Academy team Chowan Edenton Environmental Group created a local Farmer's Market

Management Academy business plans bring change, dollars to local public health

At the Management Academy for Public Health, teams from local public health departments spend the nine-month program researching possible solutions to key public health problems. They then write structured business plans to make it happen. A recent study has shown that half of all plans written by Academy teams in the last five classes were fully or partly implemented. In February the Academy will host a webinar on a few of these successful plans. More...

Institute involved in nurse mentoring pilot program

Retention problems exist in all of nursing, but especially in public health. One reason nurses leave public health is that they enter governmental public health positions lacking knowledge in population focus, epidemiology, health education, advocacy, and case management.More...

31st Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter Institute
January 30 - February 4, 2011
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Winter Institute is designed for industrial hygienists, safety personnel, occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, managers, supervisors, personnel specialists, union health and safety professionals and others with the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy work environment. Courses dealing with a wide range of occupational safety and health and environmental issues will be offered at the Winter Institute. Courses generally range from one to five days in length.


UNC CPHP conducts H1N1 vaccine campaign evaluation study in NC

During the 2009-2010 influenza season, the emergence of the H1N1 pandemic virus resulted in an unprecedented extensive vaccination campaign in many states, including North Carolina.Local health departments (LHDs) had to quickly increase staff and resources to distribute vaccine and devise strategies to balance the pandemic response with continuing other essential LHD services, often in a quickly changing environment.More...

Active Living By Design and the HKHC grantees walk the talk with physical activity breaks in their annual meeting. Attendees are participating in a late afternoon Zumba break.

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: 919.966.4032
Fax: 919.966.5692
Editorial: Bev Holt
and Becky Hart
Design: Zannie Gunn

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