November 2008


Institute 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...


Public 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 practice.

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.

First 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 these videos.

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The University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Phone: 919.966.4032
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