The North Carolina Institute for Public Health


First cohort of the Caribbean Health Leadership Institute (2008)


The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) is the service and outreach arm of the School. Since 1999, it has helped translate the School’s scholarship and research into workable community strategies to improve the public’s health and human well-being.


NCIPH, among other things.

Edward Baker, MD, MPH
Director of the Institute
  • IS COMMITTED to citizens of North Carolina and people around the world
  • INFORMS communities and agencies about disaster and disaster preparedness, accreditation, health disparities, obesity and other issues
  • PRODUCES, with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Grand Rounds
  • PROVIDES continuing, executive and certificate education and local health department accreditations



Active Living By Design

is one of the Institute’s many innovative programs. A national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ALBD was established to create and promote environments in which people can be physically active safely and conveniently. The goal of ALBD is to encourage changes in design, transportation and policies to cultivate and support active living, a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines.

The program establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity and healthy eating through community design, public policies and communications strategies.

Walkable Neighborhood Photo: Prevention Research Center at Tulane University

Active Living by Design is working with 25 community partnerships across the country to demonstrate how changing community design will impact physical activity.


Last modified: 01/19/21