Current Initiatives

EMPower: Enhancing Maternity Practices for Breastfeeding Initiative

The Center for Public Health Quality (CPHQ) in collaboration with Abt Associates, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI), Baby-Friendly USA, and Lactation Education Resources will provide technical assistance and training to hospitals to support the attainment of the Baby-Friendly designation and determine the most effective models to achieve Baby-Friendly designation status. 


Innovative Approaches Initiative Training

The Innovative Approaches (IA) Initiative aims to thoroughly examine and foster improvement for community-wide systems of care that will effectively meet the needs of families of children and youth with special health care needs, resulting in increased family satisfaction with services received and improved outcomes for children and youth with special health care needs.



National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center

The UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health received a three-year, $5.5M award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.  The award, a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, Division of Workforce Development, will establish the national MCH Workforce Development Center.  



National Quality Improvement Center for Prevention Training Centers

The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (PTC), which is part of the National Network of STD/HIV PTCs, has been designated as the National Quality Improvement (QI) Center for PTCs across the country.  The overall goals of the Center are:  to teach QI methods and provide QI resources and assistance to PTCs and their partners, measure the impact of QI training on capacity to provide STD preventive services and screening/treatment outcomes, and to promote a national learning network focusing on QI.




Rhode Island QI 101 Program

The Center for Public Health Quality (CPHQ) is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to develop and implement a Quality Improvement (QI) Training Program to increase the QI capacity of community agencies involved in the Department’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).



Strengthening Oral Health Safety Net for Pregnant Women and Young Children


The Center for Public Health Quality has been awarded a grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to partner with the NC Office of Rural Health & Community Care and the UNC School of Dentistry to conduct an Oral Health Learning Collaborative.



The Community Health Improvement Application (IMAPP)

The Center for Public Health Quality, working with the Association of Schools of Public Health, Prevention Partners, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Center for Healthy NC, developed a user-friendly, web-based resource to help local health departments and community organizations select and implement evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to improve priority population health conditions called the Community Health Improvement Application (IMAPP).




Programs supported by:

BlueCross BlueShield of NC FoundatoinThe Duke Endowment

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