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APHA: Trump Budget Puts Vital Public Health Programs At Risk
March 17, 2017

President Donald Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget request on Thursday, outlining a plan that shifts significant funds to defense programs and away from health agencies and services. Specifically, the request proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending, offset by devastating...


APHA, Health Groups Sound Alarms Over Health Law Repeal Plan
March 14, 2017

Independent analysis shows 14 million Americans will lose health insurance next year under a plan proposed to replace the Affordable Care Act. APHA's Georges Benjamin called it a "health policy disaster"... public health newswire  

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Brandon Endowment to Expand UNC Charlotte Health Policy Research Capabilities
March 6, 2017

UNC Charlotte professor emeritus Bill Brandon and his wife, Pam Fawcett-Brandon, have made a significant contribution in support of the College of Health and Human Services’ (CHHS) health policy agenda through the creation of the Pam-Fawcett-Brandon and William P. Brandon Endowment. This generous...

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"Conversations of the Heart" Symposium to Address Organ Donation Shortages
February 9, 2017

The demand for organ transplants in the United States continues to outpace the supply by a ratio of five-to-one.  Sadly, on the day you read this release, 21 people will die as a result of the organ shortage.  On February 14th, representatives of the Charlotte Eye Bank, the Organ...

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Dr. Jane Neese Promoted to Senior Associate Dean
February 8, 2017

The UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Jane Neese, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been promoted to Senior Associate Dean for the College. In her expanded role, Neese, who has served as an associate dean since 2002, will continue to...


Professor Michael Thompson to Direct PHSM in Health Informatics
February 6, 2017

Dr. Michael Thompson will take on the position of Faculty Director for the Health Informatics graduate programs.  Thompson is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences and Director of UNC Charlotte’s CAHME-accredited and nationally ranked MHA Program.   Previously,...

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"Conversations of the Heart" Symposium to Address Organ Donation Shortages
February 3, 2017

Over 120,000 patients in the U.S. are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ. The organ shortage affects millions of patients worldwide. In 2016, the White House issued a nationwide call to action to overcome the grand challenge of providing new organs and reconstructive surgery to patients in...


Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Urges President to Make Good on His Promised Public Health Exemption to the Federal Hiring Freeze
February 3, 2017

http://www.aspph.org/aspph-urges-trump-to-make-good-on-his-promised-public-health-exemption-to-the-federal-hiring-freeze/    


APHA Declares 2017 "The Year of Climate Change and Health"
February 2, 2017

http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=17098   http://www.apha.org/news-and-media/multimedia/infographics/how-climate-change-affects-your-health        


"Why do we need the Affordable Care Act? Q&A with APHA Health Policy Analyst Jason Coates."
February 2, 2017

http://www.publichealthnewswire.org/?p=17079