The Academy for Population Health Innovation will address the Community Health Needs of the Charlotte region through a unique, synergistic partnership between UNC Charlotte and The Mecklenburg County Public Health Team.
We will support innovation and implementation of evidence based practices, measurably impact community health, align training programs and professional education, secure external funding, and expand surveillance capabilities.
The 3 APHI Pillars
Innovation & Research:
- Research and program evaluation
- Identification and dissemination of evidence based practices
- Strengthening the Community Health Needs Assessment
- Provides best public health practices for health information technology
- Leverage data to enhance programs and surveillance
- Develop secure databases that support research and evaluation
- Improve overall efficiency
Education & Professional Development:
- Creation of an inventory of existing educational programs
- Aligning educational programs and MCHD initiatives
- Engaging MCHD staff in teaching and professional development
- Building a Workforce Pipeline
- An executive oversight committee and advisory board
- Maintaining strong ties to UNCC Urban Institute and Data Science Initiative
- Development of dissemination and communication tools
- Engagement of key stakeholders based on program needs
In a nut shell, the Academy will bridge government and academic communities by acting as an innovative pipeline for transporting data, evidence based practices, and public health capacity to the areas where they are most needed. APHI is designed and intended to relieve some of the burden in both the community needs assessment and the entities that seek to improve it.