NCIPH Senior Data and GIS Analyst Matt Simon, MA, GISP, received the 2018 Impact in Practice Award from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Oct. 26 as part of the 2018 Gillings School Practicum Day celebration. The award honors faculty and staff who make a substantive impact in areas such as the delivery of services or community health, as demonstrated by strong community ties, impact of the work and contributing to improved understanding of and use of policies to improve health.
Simon was recognized for being the “go-to guy” for numerous N.C. counties for collecting high-quality survey data for community health assessments and other projects that require input from the community. In 2018 alone, he and other NCIPH staff collaborated with community partners on eight surveys, totaling more than 1,500 household interviews.
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