The Department coordinates the activities of multiple advisory boards comprised of both on-campus and off-campus practitioners, researchers, health care administrators and providers, and community and state leaders.
The Department of Public Health Sciences' Public Health Advisory Board provides strategic guidance to meet the region's public health workforce development and training needs through an evolving portfolio of courses and programs in public health. The Board is comprised of a range of community development, health care, health promotion, and public health partners from the greater Charlotte metropolitan region, and has been meeting regularly since before 2005.
The Master of Health Administration Healthcare Management Advisory Board is comprised of administrators from acute care settings, non-profit agencies, community services, and consulting organizations from the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area. The Board was established in 2007 to guide the continued development of the MHA program in conjunction with accreditation of the MHA program by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) in November 2007.
The School of Public Health Planning and Steering Committee was established in late 2007 in response to national priorities and institutional opportunities to examine the region's future public health workforce development and training needs, and to plan an accredited School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university. In 2010, the Committee was expanded to two separate working groups: an on-campus School of Public Health Planning Committeecomprised of faculty from throughout the campus, including representation from each of the university’s academic colleges; and an off-campus School of Public Health Steering Board comprised of colleagues, partners, and collaborators from area health departments, hospitals, and industry, as well as local, state, and national academic and research institutions.