The Center for Healthy North Carolina releases its latest “Snapshot of Success”

Calling all North Carolina Public Health Departments! Will you join the cause for a healthier state?   “Healthy NC 2020 serves as our state’s health improvement plan, which will address and improve our state’s most pressing health priorities. Our goal is to be one of the healthiest states in the nation.” -the Center for Healthy […]Read More »

How texting is benefiting public health

Blog Posted: August 14, 2014 Public health leaders are embracing new technologies, like mobile apps and texting, and using them to be innovative with their outreach approach to the local population. Through innovative new services, public health departments are expanding their reach at dramatically lower costs. They are finding new ways to improve population health […]Read More »

Pestronk encourages local health department leaders

Robert Pestronk encourages local health department leaders to “learn new vocabularies and learn the language of business, foundations and communities”.   Blog Posted: August 12, 2014   Interview the Experts Series: Robert Pestronk Executive Director, The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).   Our most recent expert interview is with Robert Pestronk […]Read More »

Public health and prevention: From behind the scenes to center stage

In a recent conversation we had with a public health expert, she remarked that the public generally recognizes the value that first responders—police, firefighters and EMTs—offer the community. By comparison, the expert suggested, public health providers receive far less acclaim. Why? Because public health is so heavily focused on prevention, which tends to be regarded […]Read More »

There’s an app for that: Consider the Advantages of Mobile Technologies for Public Health

The Pew Research Center tells us that, “Sixty-seven percent of adults who use the Internet also use social networking sites.” Increasingly, these sites are accessed via mobile devices, in addition to desktops and laptops. So both the use of mobile technologies and social media are not only changing how we access our information, but they […]Read More »

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