Impact Flag

September 2011


Moving ahead with public health, hospital partnerships

As national leaders in public health quality improvement and accreditation, NCIPH, in collaboration with the NC Division of Public Health, the NC Association of Local Health Directors, the NC Hospital Association and the NC Center for Public Health Quality, will lend their expertise to develop an accreditation-driven assessment process that also meets the new requirements for nonprofit hospitals as outlined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More...

ALBD helps mobile market roll

Mobile MarketUpon first glance you might assume there was an ice cream truck pulling into Cleveland Elementary School in Spartanburg County, SC around 2:00 pm last September. Yet there isn't a repeating, blaring jingle coming from any speakers, and there isn't an ice cream menu plastered to the side. This is the Hub City Farmers' Market's Mobile Market. More...


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Team Epi-Aid volunteers and UNC CPHP Research Assistant Kristen Richetti-Masterson (far right) prepare to conduct a reproductive health assessment in Bertie County, NC.

Toolkit helps agencies identify reproductive health needs

Over the past two years, the University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health to develop a toolkit that can be used by state and local health departments to assess unmet reproductive health needs following a disaster. More...

Field Epi in Zimbabwe

Gretchen Cowman

Gretchen Cowman, current Field Epidemiology Certificate student, is deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's office in Zimbabwe. She is responsible for administering an HIV/AIDS program with an annual budget of $14 million supporting the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). More...


Academy works with state agency on business planning

Four teams from the Division of Public Health in Raleigh have started writing business plans this month, with help from the Management Academy. Steve Orton from NCIPH and Pamela Santos from the Kenan-Flagler Business School spent eight hours with the teams, providing training and technical assistance. More...

From the Director Anna Schenck

While you read all the things the Institute is currently doing to support those in the field, I'd like to slip on my hat as associate dean for public health practice for the Gillings School of Global Public Health. More...

Harrington joins Institute

Dennis Harrington
Dennis Harrington

Dennis Harrington, a 30-year public health veteran, joined the North Carolina Institute for Public Health in August. He recently stepped down from his role as deputy division director at the NC Division of Public Health (DPH). More...

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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
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Phone: 919.966.4032
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