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Working to Protect Public Health in Eastern North Carolina: Before and After the Next Storm

June 16, 2020

In recent years North Carolina has seen powerful hurricanes cause significant damage, including loss of life and devastating economic impacts across the state. With trends pointing to an increased number of powerful storms, coastal communities and ecosystems will face more damage and longer-lasting flooding.

In the News: UNC Board of Governors HMSI Committee Receives $6M in Funding to Fight COVID-19

June 11, 2020

The UNC Board of Governors announced today that it will partner with the N.C. Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill to award $6 million in COVID-19 funding to the UNC System’s six historically minority-serving institutions.

Researchers Study the Connection Between Wildfires and Landslides in Western North Carolina

May 26, 2020

Starting in 2019, UNC has implemented the preliminary stages of a new NC Policy Collaboratory project to discover the connections and relationships between wildfires and landslides in the western North Carolina mountains.

Panel Releases Recommendations to Guide North Carolina’s Response to Suspected Cancer Clusters

May 19, 2020

An advisory panel established by the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at the mandate of the North Carolina General Assembly to develop strategies for assessing cancer incidence and mortality rates and patterns over time and geography, has released a report with its recommendations.

NC Policy Collaboratory Receives $29 Million from State for COVID-19 Research

May 7, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package this week that will allocate $29 million to the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory at UNC for research into COVID-19 treatment and testing.