Foremost Expert to Discuss Built Environment, Public Health
March 27, 2015
“I believe we have built America in a way that is fundamentally unhealthy.” -Dr. Richard Jackson
As the treatment of chronic diseases nears 90% of all dollars spent on health care in America, and efforts at reform meet public frustration and challenges in court, there is an increasing focus...
Alumni Spotlight: Lynn Dobson
March 23, 2015
Those who know Lynn Dobson recognize her as a passionate leader who has long been an advocate for children and vulnerable populations. Hers is a career whose breadth of coverage is matched by its depth of impact.
Over the last four decades, she has spent much of her time giving back to others...
CHHS to Celebrate New School of Social Work
March 10, 2015
On March 19, the College of Health and Human Services at UNC Charlotte will celebrate the transition of the Department of Social Work into the new School of Social Work. It’s much more than a simple name change. .
To mark the occasion, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer will deliver a keynote...
CHHS Conference Addresses Mecklenburg County Health Disparities
March 2, 2015
North Carolina ranked 37th in a recent state-by-state assessment of the nation’s health. While public health solutions are very rarely defined by a single action or limited series of actions, efforts to address the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations will play an...
Veterans' Health Conference Pushes Community Dialogue
February 25, 2015
Some pausing at the door to knock the remnants of an unexpected snow flurry from their coats, dozens filed into the Cone Center Tuesday morning for a conference on veterans’ health.
Hosted by CHHS and headlined by Director of North Carolina Veterans Affairs Ilario Pantano and retired Major General...
Veterans' Health Panel Appears on WFAE Ahead of Upcoming Conference
February 19, 2015
A panel of veterans' healthcare experts appeared on WFAE's "Charlotte Talks" this week, offering a primer to a much anticipated conference on the subject set for next week at UNC Charlotte.
Former Deputy Surgeon General Marianne Mathewson-Chapman, the keynote speaker for the event...
Social Work Master's Student Wins Minority Fellowship
February 18, 2015
CHHS master’s student Sheena Beach is the recipient of a prestigious fellowship meant to improve the quality and availability of behavioral healthcare in underserved populations.
Beach is the first UNCC Master of Social Work (MSW) student to win the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...