HEALTH 

BEHAVIOR

CHANGE

at the intersection of art and science

 
 
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OUR AGENCY

Newman Carpenter designs creative tools and strategies to improve health. Our agency was founded by two public health practitioners, Emily Newman, MPH and Kathryn Carpenter, MPH, MA. Prior to public health, the founders came from careers in education, TV production, design, and linguistics.

 

Newman Carpenter envisions a better way of communicating health information to improve health equity by helping people access and use information and resources to live healthier lives. 

 

Newman Carpenter recognizes racism as a public health problem that affects all levels of health and systems. In any approach we take, we aim to reduce health disparities caused by racism and related factors. We are committed to furthering racial and health equity in all aspects of our business, client work, community, and personal lives. 

COVID-19 Emergency Childcare Website
Abstract Video for Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics
Vaping Prevention Resource
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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Animation

YOUTH VAPING PREVENTION

Develop and design support of an open vaping prevention website for communities to prevent youth vaping.

Client: Lineberger Cancer Center

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Animation video production of an evidence-based teen dating prevention intervention moving from print to online for parents and teens to better understand dating and violence prevention.

Client: Injury and Prevention Research Center

COVID-19 CHILDCARE

Developed and designed website  for healthcare workers to link them to safe childcare resources and guidelines, so they don't miss work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Client: UNC Health and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

HPV VACCINATION UPTAKE

Animated video brought a hospital-based provider quality improvement program to life in an abstract video published in the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics.

Client: UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

IN-CLINIC SEXUAL HEALTH TALKS

Booklet for use in general care clinics across North Carolina, to help patients and providers talk about difficult health topics.

Client: North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center

OUR WORK

IN THE NEWS

 
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INNOVATE CAROLINA: Newman Carpenter Health founders Emily Newman and Kathryn Carpenter at the 1789 student innovation hub on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Potential clients looking for assistance with their health messaging turn to Newman Carpenter for data collection, brand development, content creation and health behavior change strategy.

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INNOVATE CAROLINA: Two public health masters students jump into the Startup UNC course to innovate health care communications. You might be surprised to see a TV producer or a linguistic researcher working in the public health field, let alone teaming up to build a company.

The Daily Tarheel: UNC students connect health care workers with emergency child care amid pandemic.

THE DAILY TARHEEL: Newman and Carpenter co-created the Childcare for Healthcare Workers website that helps connect UNC Health employees with emergency childcare, among other resources, amidst COVID-19. Photo by Taylor Doggett.

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UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL OF GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH: The winning team featured doctoral students from the Department of Epidemiology (Dissanayake and Zeno) and Master of Public Health Students from the Department of Health Behavior (Carpenter and Newman). Their analysis identified important economic, healthcare access and well-being factors associated with rural and racial compositions of counties.

 

OUR TEAM

EMILY NEWMAN, MPH

Co-Founder and CEO

Emily Newman is a public health practitioner and an award-winning television producer, with over a decade of experience producing reality TV in New York City. She received her B.A. from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and her Master's of Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A North Carolina native, Emily is a certified health coach, designer, mother to a wild and wonderful toddler, and the founder of @moveyourbooty, an online fitness community. She is passionate about health equity and loves using photovoice to engage with communities. 

KATHRYN CARPENTER, MPH, MA

Co-founder and CEO

Kathryn Carpenter is a public health practitioner and a linguist and educator. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and has an MA in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching from the University of Oregon, and an MPH in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a Fulbright recipient in 2017, completing her grant at a university in Portugal. She has worked as a tenure-track professor, research assistant, curriculum developer, and designer. She has extensive experience working internationally and in low-resource contexts. Kathryn loves coming up with creative ways of making information accessible.

GET IN TOUCH

We work with organizations of all sizes and budgets, across health issues and contexts. Contact us today to learn more about Newman Carpenter and how we can partner.

 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

©2020 by Newman Carpenter.