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New Staff Orientation

The DPH New Employee Orientation is designed to help new staff members learn about public health services as well as the division, department and state government.

DPH HR does not currently require temporary employees to complete/submit these forms/training. However, supervisors may have different requirements.

Welcome to the Division of Public Health

New Employee Required Forms - Day One

New Employee Required Forms - Week 1

DPH Required Training

For assistance with LMS training, please call 919-707-5450.

  • BEACON Training Acknowledgement Form (DOC, 51 KB)
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness Training (PDF, 2.5 MB)
  • DPH Basic Privacy Awareness Training
  • DPH Basic Computer Security Training
  • DPH Confidentiality Agreement (review, print, and sign)
  • DHHS: Understanding Harassment in the Workplace (Search in the Learning Management System/LMS, which can be accessed through Beacon.)
  • Fire and Life Safety Training
  • Incident Command System (2 courses): Disasters and emergencies happen every day. A major storm or pandemic may occur here in North Carolina and unfortunately, may affect you personally and also affect your workplace or require the Division of Public Health to lead a public health response to assist the affected populations. If the Division is activated for a response it does so through a statewide and national system that is coordinated by using the National Incident Management System. This system, NIMS, allows for people to have roles, know their roles and be coordinated without confusion—it’s a way to get a little control during the chaos.

    Everyone in the Division may be called upon to assist, either as a member of the coordination team or to continue essential functions in your usual workplace. Your anticipated role is defined by your current skills and any skills you choose to add. Each employee is expected to plan with your supervisor and manager what the expected or potential roles might be and what role-specific training might be needed. Each employee is asked to complete the basic training in order to understand how the system works and what each person’s place might be. The training is role-specific but it is the expectation that ALL public health employees complete ICS-100 and ICS-700.
  • Managing Your Inbox: Email as a Public Record (Search in the Learning Management System/LMS, which can be accessed through Beacon.)
  • Safety and Health Handbook
  • Workplace Violence Training

What is Public Health?

This is Public Health Video External link (Association of Schools of Public Health)

13 Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th and 21st Century

  1. Vaccine-preventable Diseases
  2. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
  3. Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Prevention
  4. Occupational Safety
  5. Cancer Prevention
  6. Motor Vehicle Safety
  7. Improved Public Health Preparedness and Response
  8. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
  9. Family Planning
  10. Maternal, Infant and Child Health Improvements
  11. Fluoridation of Drinking Water
  12. Food Safety and Nutrition
  13. Recognition of Tobacco use as a Health Hazard and Tobacco Control

The 3 Core Functions and 10 Essential Public Health Services

The 3 Core Functions and 10 Essential Services of Public Health are illustrated below by the wheel graphic.

Public Health Wheel Graphic


  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community

Policy Development

  1. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  2. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  3. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts


  1. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  2. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  3. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  4. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  5. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problem










Updated: November 5, 2018