research helps local health departments
Evaluation Services staff was called upon by the Western and South
Central Incubator Partnerships to evaluate two environmental health
data management systems: Custom Data Processing (CDP), designed
by a private vendor, and Best Environmental Technology System
(BETS), recently developed by the state Department of Environment
and Natural Resources. The two systems are used by most local
health departments in North Carolina. More...
Measuring leadership institute's impact
In 2008, the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute (SEPHLI) asked NCIPH evaluation staff to assess the program’s long-term influence on its graduates. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, Karl Umble, PhD, MPH, and Chloe Katz, MPH (c), documented the actions graduates have taken since graduation and their results. More...
Georgia Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter delivered
the load of ice and water to aid thousands of people in eastern
North Carolina left homeless by floods created by Hurricane Floyd.
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Eric Wedeking.
residents don't evacuate
On September 18, 2003, Hurricane Isabel made landfall as a Category 2 storm between Ocracoke Island, NC, and Cape Lookout, NC. The storm entered the Albemarle Sound where strong winds of up to 105 miles per hour and storm surge of 4–6 feet caused extensive flooding and downed trees and power lines. One death and over $450 million in property damage were directly attributed to Hurricane Isabel. More...
NCIPH Delivers Continuing Education
In 2008-2009, NCIPH delivered more than 77,000 hours of continuing education,
surpassing its target of 68,040 set by the Gillings School of Global Public Health
for service to North Carolina's public health workforce. The majority of the
outreach education service was delivered by the Office of Continuing Education,
the Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center, the Office
of Executive Education, and the Center for Public Health Preparedness.
Research weighs impact
A research study by Institute Deputy Director Dorothy
Cilenti compared accredited and non-accredited local public health agency
performance. Eighty local health agencies in North Carolina were part
of the study that focused on three areas--policy development and implementation,
community engagement, and leadership behavior. More...
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