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With health-care reform still a hot issue, WalletHub.com asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the current presidential administration’s policies and give advice on building good personal health. Click the link below to read UNC Charlotte public health professor Alicia Dahl’s take on trending questions in the field. READ MORE

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According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), people aged 50-75 years can receive a free colonoscopy every ten years. However, if you need folow-up colonoscopies during that same 10-year period, you may be expected to share that cost with your insurance company. WSOC speaks to Dr. Michael Thompson to help clarify what the expected deductible […]

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Despite maintaining a full time position as Chief Program Officer of Crisis Assistance Ministry and the long list of responsibilities that comes with it, Tchernavia Montgomery says the decision to accept a role as an adjunct professor with the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) was an easy one. “To be in a […]

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UNC Charlotte MHA student, Niccola Piscitelli is completing her internship with the American Red Cross to host blood drives, educate and recuit donors, as well as complete survey analyses to help drive better results for blood donations. Fox 46 speaks to Niccola Piscitelli and Maya Franklin from the American Red Cross to discuss the importance […]

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to […]

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Rachel Willard, graduate of both the BSPH (‘10) and MSPH (‘12) programs at UNC Charlotte will take over as the next Health Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wilkes County Health Department and Wilkes Community Health Center on February 1, 2019. Wilkes County is a rural area located in the Northwestern corner of North Carolina and is […]

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Rachel Willard, graduate of both the BSPH (‘10) and MSPH (‘12) programs at UNC Charlotte will take over as the next Health Director/Chief Executive Officer of Wilkes County Health Department and Wilkes Community Health Center on February 1, 2019. Wilkes County is a rural area located in the Northwestern corner of North Carolina and is […]

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Erin Vinoski Thomas, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the UNC Charlotte Department of Public Health Sciences, was recently awarded the National Association of County and City Health Departments’ (NACCHO) 2018-2019 Health and Disability Fellowship. In this position, Erin will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the fields of disability and public health, […]

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UNC Charlotte alumna and College of Health and Human Services adjunct faculty member Tchernavia Montgomery has received the 2018 Charlotte ATHENA Leadership Award for Service, honoring her accomplishments with the Crisis Assistance Ministry. The award honors professionals in the non-profit sector who give back to improve quality of life in the Charlotte community and assist […]

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to investigate the spread of water-borne diseases in the Amazon? How about using community based interventions to address global human rights issues? The Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Anthropology at UNC Charlotte have teamed up to offer a dual degree in public […]

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Stocking your fridge and putting food on the table may not be a challenge for many of you. But, thousands of families in Charlotte don’t have healthy options because there’s nowhere in their neighborhood to buy fruits or vegetables. According to a map of grocery stores across Charlotte, there is an area in west Charlotte […]

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On behalf of the Department of Public Health Science, we’d like to congratulate Alexandra (Alex) Alcorn, MPH ’18, on her new position as Resilience Fellow at the Charlotte City Manager’s Office. If her name sounds familiar it’s because Alex is no stranger to hard work and success. She was the recipient of the Arrington Award […]

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Seth Edwards (MHA ’09) is principal of population health management at Premier, Inc. He has served on the UNC Charlotte Health Administration Advisory Board since January 2016, and is the son of retired UNC Charlotte School of Nursing faculty member Lienne Edwards. The following excerpt appeared in an article announcing Edwards was named a “Up […]

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Seth Edwards (MHA ’09) is principal of population health management at Premier, Inc. He has served on the UNC Charlotte Health Administration Advisory Board since January 2016, and is the son of retired UNC Charlotte School of Nursing faculty member Lienne Edwards. The following excerpt appeared in an article announcing Edwards was named a “Up […]

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With the launch of the Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management (HSMT) degree in 2017, the Department of Public Health Sciences marked the first new major at UNC Charlotte in 10 years. Now, just one year after its debut, the program is already one of the most popular on campus, with more than 500 […]

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LifePoint Health owns multiple hospitals across North Carolina, including Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. The company is publicly traded and according to a watchdog group, its “business has stalled.” Revenue is down and debt is up, so LifePoint is merging with RCCH HealthCare Partners. RCCH is privately held and the combined company will be, […]

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The Department of Public Health will be participating in the “This is Public Health Virtual Fair” on September 20, 2018. Prospective students can register for the online event and chat live with representatives from the MPH, MHA, PSM HIAN, PhD in HSR, and PhD in PHS programs. Department of Public Health Sciences representatives will be […]

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Physician and UNC Charlotte graduate candidate Saugat Karki was selected recently for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) prestigious Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP). This two-year training program is for doctoral- or master’s-level professionals, applying computer science and information technology to solve complex health problems. PHIFP recipients help the CDC investigate and […]