North Carolina Public Health Trainings

To request a training, please contact the NC Public Health Training Center at ncphtc@uncw.edu. We look forward to working with you!

On-Demand Trainings:

Leadership/Systems Thinking

  • Health Equity Leadership During and Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

    Featuring presentations by and a panel discussion with Pam Diggs, co-founder and principal for Renewed Pathways, Crystal Dixon, assistant professor in Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro, and Cornell Wright, executive director for the N.C. Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. The panel discussion is moderated by Leah Mayo, coordinator for UNC Wilmington's Center for Healthy Communities.

    By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the history of health disparities and their implications on COVID-19 and identify at least one strategy they can apply to promote health equity in their community.

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  • Building a Resilient Community

    J’vanete Skiba of the Resiliency Task Force of New Hanover County discusses resiliency. What is it and why is it important? Learn more about the task force and its efforts to reduce stress and work together during this time of crisis.

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Financial/Resource Planning & Management

  • Value Based Care 101

    Understanding and Preparing for Alternative Payment Models

    Understand what value-based care is and why there is a value-based care movement. Explore the nationally accepted principles of value-based care. Learn about the philosophy and framework of the HCP-LAN Alternative Payment Model and review the current state of VBC initiatives.

    Presented by Michaelle Gady, JD, president and CEO of Atromitos, LLC, Peter Freeman, senior consultant at Atromitos, and Sarah Jagger, vice president of operations at Atromitos. A one-hour presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

    Brought to you by the North Carolina Public Health Training Center in partnership with UNC-Wilmington's Center for Healthy Communities.

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  • Value Based Care 201

    Preparedness for and Implementation of VBC Models

    Understand the NC Medicaid quality and payment strategy​. Review the expectations and readiness of the NC Medicaid stakeholders.​ Learn the key operational capabilities for VBC​. Understand the responsibilities of Medicaid contracting and payment​. Review recommended next steps for VBC readiness.

    Presented by Michaelle Gady, JD, president and CEO of Atromitos, LLC, Peter Freeman, senior consultant at Atromitos, and Sarah Jagger, vice president of operations at Atromitos. A one-hour presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

    Brought to you by the North Carolina Public Health Training Center in partnership with UNC Wilmington's Center for Healthy Communities.

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  • Show me the Money: Grant Writing Beyond the Basics Part 1

    After this webinar was presented by Willa Robinson Allen, MAEd, participants were able to provide an enhanced understanding of the grant writing process, identify helpful resources for organizing the grant writing process, and provide technical knowledge and skills necessary to compile proposals. This webinar was held on November 20, 2019. 

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  • Show me the Money: Grant Writing Beyond the Basics Part 2

    After this webinar, participants will be able to create SMART goals, objectives, and outcomes; provide an accurate budget and supportive budget narrative; identify and prepare attachments to include with every proposal, understand key concepts associated with accepting and managing grant awards, including reporting and auditing requirements, and program evaluation; discuss the importance of serving as a reviewer to gain better perspective on grant writing.

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  • Grant Writing Fundamentals

    Securing grant funding is a vital component to organizational sustainability. This seminar is designed to cover the basics of grant writing and the fundamental skills needed to write effective proposals. Participants will learn about grant readiness techniques to implement before a RFP is announced to increase opportunities for funding.

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  • Policy Development/Program Planning

  • Health Equity: Marriage of Programming and Policy

    An insightful conversation about the intersection of programming and policy development with a focus on nutrition access and infant and maternal health.

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  • Continuing on the Journey: Working Towards Health Equity in a Time of Digital and Visual Media

    After this webinar, participants will be able to describe three ways health education/promotion professionals can work towards health equity in their communities; design a photovoice research study to explore and understand social and environmental influences on health; identify two ways to promote the health education/promotion profession at the local level. 

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  • Demystifying Advocacy: Part 1

    Part one of this training will help you understand the difference between advocacy and lobbying, and how to advocate. It will increase awareness of advocacy opportunities at the national, state, and local level. Also, you will gain a shared understanding of methods of advocating at the local level, and learn how to better integrate advocacy into your work and strengthen it.

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  • Demystifying Advocacy: Part 2

    Part two of this training will help you understand what are important NC priorities, identify possible public health legislation, utilize effective communication and advocacy techniques, articulate/understand how a bill becomes a law, and be able to use the NC General Assembly and congressional websites to identify and contact representatives and track bills.

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  • Cultural Competency

  • Health Equity Leadership During and Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

    Featuring presentations by and a panel discussion with Pam Diggs, co-founder and principal for Renewed Pathways, Crystal Dixon, assistant professor in Public Health Education at UNC Greensboro, and Cornell Wright, executive director for the N.C. Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities. The panel discussion is moderated by Leah Mayo, coordinator for UNC Wilmington's Center for Healthy Communities.

    By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the history of health disparities and their implications on COVID-19 and identify at least one strategy they can apply to promote health equity in their community.

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  • Health Literacy for Providers

    The purpose of this presentation is to inform and engage participants about health literacy. The presentation will increase understanding of health literacy, the importance of a health literate organization and how to implement specific tools of the Agency for Health and Research Quality (AHRQ) Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

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  • Health Literacy for Support Staff

    The purpose of the program is to educate community and public health care support service staff about health literacy and their role in health literacy for improved patient outcomes, and strategies to implement health literacy practices in their organization.

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  • Analytics/Assessment

  • Data Analytics and Visualization for Public Health Practitioners

    Data Analytics and Visualization is an online, asynchronous course. This course provides an overview of a variety of key topics including data analytics foundation, data sources, data analysis techniques, data visualization techniques, and emerging issues in data analytics. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Define data analytics
    • Describe why data analytics is important to public health practitioners
    • Describe the difference between quantitative and qualitative data analysis
    • Locate and describe existing public health and health care related data and data sources at the local, state, and national level
    • Describe common data analysis techniques
    • Utilize descriptive analysis to describe a data set
    • Apply data visualization techniques to tell a public health story
    • Discuss emerging data analytic issues including big data


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  • Research Design Refresher

    This course helps explore the basics of research design.

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  • Disease Detectives: Epidemiology in the Field with Dr. Colin Smith

    Dr. Colin Smith, social epidemiologist, demographer and past-president of the Georgia Public Health Association, describes just what social epidemiology is. How do social-structural factors impact patterns of disease and health? Learn how concepts such as social inequality, social relationships and basic epidemiology help us understand distribution of disease. Understand the potential outcomes for COVID-19 social distancing measures and testing policies.

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  • The Epidemiology of COVID-19: How did we get here and where are we going? with Dr. Julia Buck

    Dr. Julia Buck explains the math - yes math - behind the COVID-19 pandemic. Using basic epidemiological models, estimate what proportion of humanity will need to be immune to COVID-19 before the outbreak ends. Hear public health strategies to get us there as safely as possible. Dr. Buck’s interests include disease ecology, parasitology, and mathematical modeling, and she teaches a course on the Ecology of Infectious Diseases in the Biology Department.

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