March 2009


Institute marks its first 10 years
NCIPH@10On August 16, 1999, William Roper, then dean of the School of Public Health at UNC, announced the start of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health. “The Institute was to serve as a bridge between the highest-ranked publicly-funded school of public health in the country and the people the school was created to serve. Its goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians by applying the latest public health knowledge to practice in a way that is responsive to the needs of the people.” More...

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For those looking for a job or perhaps a career change, there’s a new site with information about working in public health, including links to job posting sites. The site was created by the Central NC Partnership, one of the NC Public Health Incubator Collaboratives, to help recruit new folks to public health.

evaluation training

NCIPH staff Molly Cannon, Mary Davis, and Liz Mahanna conducted five one-day evaluation training sessions on the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation. More...

In tough times, start from scratch

“If we were to create a local health department from scratch today, how would we organize ourselves and allocate resources, and what would our community priorities be?”

The economic downturn has resulted in significant declines in revenue available for local public health programs. At the same time, the number of persons adversely affected in the economic crisis continues to rise, increasing demands on public health at all levels.The story of one health department’s innovative approach is the subject of the next Public Health Grand Rounds. More...

85 local health departments trained on North Carolina’s new Electronic Disease Surveillance System

For the past two years, the North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness (NCCPHP) has partnered with the North Carolina Division of Public Health to assist with rollout of the North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NC EDSS), a new centralized Web-based system for disease reporting. NC EDSS is a much more efficient way of reporting cases of disease than the old system of sending forms through the mail.More...

Dideriksen, Levbarg retiring in April
On April 30, the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will bid farewell to two continuing education specialists who have been instrumental in the growth of the Office of Continuing Education and the Institute. Richard Dideriksen and Teme Levbarg will be retiring. More...

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From the director

New grants on PI and accreditation

Incubator works to prevent cervical cancer through increased HPV vaccination

New online course offered for nutritionists

Preparedness center presents on antiviral use and distribution at national conference

NCIPH partners with ASTHO on new public health leaders program


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