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September 2010


From the Director
As we enter the fall and the new academic year, I want to recognize key partners of the Institute whose efforts have helped to secure new or continued support for programs that serve North Carolina public health practitioners, as well as those outside our state. More...

Preparedness center awarded five-year $4.6 million CDC cooperative agreement

Pia MacDonald
Pia MacDonald

The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish a Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) to meet the training needs of the workforce involved with public health preparedness and response in four states: North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. More...

Accreditation program "back in business"

The good news: the accreditation program for local health departments (LHDs) was included in the 2010-2011 state budget. The bad news: it is funded at half the prior allocation. The shortfall means that although all partners agree to fund program activities (staff costs, board meetings, trainings and site visits), there will be no allocation to LHDs going through initial visits.. More...


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NCCPHP assists local health departments in planning for pandemic influenza continuity of operations. More...


Institute  receives federal support for training center

JAnet Place

Janet Place

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the award of $16.8 million to support 27 Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) at schools of public health and other public or non-profit institutions across the country. The Southeast Public Health Training Center (SPHTC), part of the NC Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health received $3.2 million, mostly made available by the Prevention and Public Health Fund included as part of the Affordable Care Act. More...


31st Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter Institute
January 30 - February 4, 2011
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Winter Institute is designed for industrial hygienists, safety personnel, occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, managers, supervisors, personnel specialists, union health and safety professionals and others with the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy work environment. Courses dealing with a wide range of occupational safety and health and environmental issues will be offered at the Winter Institute. Courses generally range from one to five days in length.


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New Public Health Law Network to improve public health through law

Gene Mathews
Gene Matthews

From air bag requirements for cars to smoke-free regulations in restaurants and bars, law has become an increasingly powerful tool to create healthier, safer communities. As a result, those vested in public health – from local, state, federal, tribal officials and their legal counsel to public health practitioners, policy-makers and advocates – have an increasing need for public health legal expertise to help them develop, implement and enforce laws that help solve public health problems. More...

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North Carolina Public Health Association Annual Educational Conference
October 27-29, 2010
Wilmington, North Carolina
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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
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