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HPDP researchers celebrate birth of environmental justice movement in Warren County

October 18, 2012

HPDP researchers joined with community partners to celebrate the birth of the environmental justice movement in Warren County on September 16th. In 1978, toxic waste including polychlorinated biphenyl … Continued


Eugenia Eng Receives Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice

September 19, 2011

Eugenia Eng, DrPH, has received the 2011 Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice. The award recognizes faculty members fro … Continued


Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds

July 7, 2011

Despite increased regulations on municipal solid waste since 1990, many people who live near landfills continue to report health problems associated with foul odors, pests, polluted water and traffic. … Continued


Free environmental justice workshop

March 30, 2011

A free and interactive training on successful strategies to advocate for environmental equity will be offered twice during the month of April. The workshops will feature Naeema Muhammad, who works wit … Continued


HPDP partner offers help for a locally sourced Thanksgiving menu

November 23, 2010

Do you know where your Thanksgiving turkey is coming from? A statewide effort to build North Carolina’s food economy can help identify resources to keep your Thanksgiving menu close to home. The 10% C … Continued


Innovative study seeks to reconnect youth with farming

November 3, 2010

Rural African-American teens face a future with high rates of chronic disease. Combined with limited opportunities for job growth and health care, these factors lead youth to grasp the first opportuni … Continued


Ammerman to discuss link between sustainable local food systems and health Thursday

October 11, 2010

Local food has become very trendy.  There are plenty of good arguments in favor of the local food movement, many regarding protecting the environment and a way of life for small farmers.  But does eat … Continued


HPDP mourns death of former advisor

August 23, 2010

Mary Bobbitt-Cooke, retired director of the NC Office of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education and former member of the HPDP Scientific Advisory Council, died on Thursday, August 19 at her home in … Continued


Researcher seeks improved assessment for domestic violence programs

March 23, 2010

A new UNC HPDP Research Fellow is working to develop a new way to measure hospital-based domestic violence programs through a grant funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economi … Continued


Ammerman’s work in local foods highlighted

March 15, 2010

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the innovative approaches Alice Ammerman and her colleagues are taking in the area of local, sustainable agriculture. Ammerman is the director of the UNC Cent … Continued