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June 2011


Fit Community benefits North Carolina

Stoney CreekActive Living By Design (ALBD) works with communities across the country to increase physical activity and healthy eating through community design. ALBD worked closely with the Health and Wellness Trust Fund to design and implement the Fit Community grant program and provides direct technical assistance to applicants and grantees across North Carolina. More...

CE offers innovative Boards of Health orientation

Each year new community members are named to local boards of health (BOH). The NC Division of Public Health enlisted the Institute's Office of Continuing Education (CE) to provide training to orient BOH members to their role and function in the context of public health, its systems, and legal statutes. More...

Eunice Inman, NC Division of Public Health Nurse Consultant, and Robert Blackburn, Accreditation Board Vice Chair, both received the Craig Michalak Award for Excellence from the NC Institute for Public Health. Anna Schenck, NCIPH Director, presented the award along side of Sarah Michalak, the late Craig Michalak's wife, on May 20, 2011.


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2011 SEPHLI Cohort

Leadership institute kicks off with redesigned program and new focus

After an extensive makeover, the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute (SEPHLI) is focusing on laying the groundwork for partnerships between public and community health. This year's Institute is cosponsored by the NC Community Health Center Association. More...

Institute joins mobilization for higher health rankings

On March 30, the annual county health rankings were released. Every county in the country was rated by average length of life, health behaviors, level of clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. But what to do beyond the media coverage and the local health director's desk? More...

34th Annual Occupational Safety and Health Summer Institute

July 24-29, 2011
Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia

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2011 practica students chosen and assigned

Last year a small group of graduate students from the Gillings School of Global Public Health became the first cohort of NC Public Health Leaders in Practice, a new student practicum/internship program designed to involve students in public health field practice while receiving academic credit. More...

From the Director Anna Schenck

This newsletter is filled with ways the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Institute work with those in public health practice. Let me add another. As Associate Dean of Public Health Practice, this spring I participated in a "leadership conversation" in Chapel Hill. Health directors from across the state and public health leaders from Raleigh joined our faculty to discuss their vision for a healthier North Carolina. More...

CPHP GPS training targets Forsyth County

SHARPResponding to a request for technical assistance, the UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness's Spatial Health Assessment and Research Program (SHARP) assisted the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the Forsyth County Healthy Community Coalition with conducting a community health opinion survey March 31-April 2. More...

20th NPHLI offers politically savvy advice

In April the NC Institute for Public Health convened the 20th National Public Health Leadership Institute in Chapel Hill. Fifty-two upper level public health directors and managers from across the nation attended sessions designed to "support the public health leaders who will help lead the change in the public health system for years to come." More...


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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