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The Joint Program of Public Health will be located on the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus, an academic health center that breaks down the boundaries between medical education, research, and clinical practice to drive public health transformation in Western North Carolina and beyond.

In the fall of 2018, the Joint Program of Public Health* will be housed temporarily at UNC Asheville. By fall of 2019, the program will move to its permanent location at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, an academic health center on the Asheville campus of the Mountain Area Health Education Center. MAHEC has been a leader in rural health education and practice for more than 40 years and is the largest Area Health Education Center in the state and one of the largest in the nation.

Our program is guided by UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the number one public school of public health in the nation, in partnership with UNC Asheville, one of the top liberal arts institutions in the country.

In addition to the Joint Program of Public Health, the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus includes the UNC School of Medicine Asheville Campus, residency and fellowship training programs, an integrated research center, graduate medical and continuing education programs, rural health initiatives, healthcare practice consultants, and primary care, ob/gyn and dental clinical practices.

UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC partners include

  • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC School of Medicine
  • UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Western Carolina University
  • Mission Health

Students in the Joint Program of Public Health will have unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students across disciplines, national and regional public health experts, healthcare system leaders, academic researchers, and community partners who are all dedicated to improving rural and community population health.

*The Joint Program of Public Health is currently in the process of securing UNC General Administration Approval.