launches new public health preparedness research center
Evaluation and improvement of key components of North Carolina’s
emergency readiness is the focus of a new North Carolina Public Health
Preparedness Systems Research Center. The North Carolina Institute for
Public Health of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has
been awarded a grant totaling more than $8.5 million to create the center. More...
29th Annual Occupational Safety and
Health Winter Institute
TradeWinds Island Grand
St. Pete Beach, Florida
February 9-13, 2009
Presented by NCOSHERC at UNC, the annual Occupational
Safety and Health Winter Institute is designed to provide practical information
and a forum for the exchange of ideas among participants with widely
diverse backgrounds. More...
Health Survival: Leadership in a Falling Market airs December 15
The economic downturn is real. We can anticipate
a significant decline in revenues available for public health programs
at the global, national, state, and local levels. At same time,
the number of persons adversely impacted by this economic decline
will significantly rise, increasing the demands on public health
at all levels. More...
Practice Based Research Network coming to North Carolina
The Central NC Partnership Incubator Collaborative and the NC Institute
for Public Health were awarded a two-year grant to participate in the
Public Health Practice Based Research Network Initiative sponsored by
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The purpose of this project is to use practice-based research networks
to expand the volume and quality of research on public health systems
and services, and to enhance the ability of state and local public health
organizations to translate and apply research findings through evidence-based
This project will identify research questions important to local public
health in North Carolina, set priorities, and seek faculty and researchers
as network partners.
Rosemary Summers, health director of the Orange County Health Department,
and Ed Baker, director of NCIPH, are the principal investigators.
Institute associate director John Graham is the program manager.
round of grantees announced by Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
and Active Living by Design
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities will work with communities to
help them increase opportunities for physical activity and improve
access to affordable healthy foods for children and families. More...
Learning from leaders
Featured on the Institute’s website is Health Leaders on Leadership,
a series of interviews with prominent public health professionals conducted
by Dr. Ed Baker, NCIPH director. These interviews have been used in various
management and leadership executive education programs as evidence of
how a leader thinks and acts. Watch
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