High tech options to impact public health
With the provision of unprecedented funding to automate
healthcare in the United State through the ARRA HITECH Act, the adoption
of electronic health records (EHR) and the exchange of digital patient
information has grown and will be growing dramatically over the next decade.
Automation is expected to improve the quality of care and to play a central
role in "bending the healthcare cost curve."More...
Health Business Planning on the Road
county-based teams in Florida started revenue-generating public health
business plans this month, with help from the Institute. St. Lucie, Orange,
Seminole, Brevard, and Osceola counties will develop their business plans
based on public health needs from their community health assessment work,
using the template from Public Health Business Planning: A
Practical Guide. More...
An early look
at Healthy North Carolina 2020
While the specific objectives
will not be officially released until later this year, the Healthy
North Carolina 2020 Steering Committee has been reaching out
to involve local health departments, community leaders, health
organizations, and public health experts to create a ten-year action
campaign for "A
better state of health".More...
into practice-based research
The North Carolina Public Health
Practice-Based Research Network (NC PBRN) is designed to stimulate
and support new research based on the work of nine local health
departments of the Central North Carolina Partnership for Public
Health, part of a state incubator initiative that fosters regional
collaboration. The network allows the health departments and
their research partners to study public health system issues
important to improving public health. More...
bids farewell to Sheila Pfaender(with family)
and Judy Beaver
Since joining the North Carolina Institute for Public Health
in 2003, I have been consistently impressed by the dedication of the
Institute's extraordinary staff. Whether they are involved in training
public health workers across North Carolina, managing programs that promote
and protect health, or executing a range of support functions that
are essential to the Institute's success, I have found our staff to be
highly competent and a true pleasure to work with.
No one in the Institute exemplifies this extraordinary
level of dedication to service more than our business manager, Judy
Beaver, who will be retiring on June 30, 2010.More...
The North Carolina Public Health Association has gone green with its
newsletters online. It has also launched a series of brief
e-letters, with the help of Institute graphic designer Zannie Gunn.
Be sure to let NCPHA know your email if you are not receiving these
online publications by calling (919) 828-620.
The Institute's Office of Continuing Education conference planners
are also assisting the association with its annual educational conference,
October 27-29 in Wilmington. Be sure to register at www.ncpha.com
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Editorial: Bev Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Hart email@example.com
Design: Zannie Gunn firstname.lastname@example.org