VCR research centers and institutes provide a local base of knowledge and expertise that’s an invaluable resource to state government. In 2013, researchers in VCR centers and institutes:

  • Contributed over 5,000 hours* of unpaid consultation services to NC state and local government.
  • Provided more than $5.8 million* in scientific and technical expertise, infrastructure, and data to state and local government.

Researchers at centers and institutes routinely work with North Carolina schools, libraries, hospitals, and other public service providers. In 2013, UNC-Chapel Hill assisted over 175 North Carolina agencies and sub agencies through the work of VCR centers and institutes. Below is a list of some of the many agencies in North Carolina that UNC supports through the work of VCR centers and institutes.

Local Government

  • Albemarle Regional Health System 
  • Beaufort County 
  • Beaufort County Department of Health
  • Beaufort County Department of Social Services
  • Beaufort County School System
  • Bertie County 
  • Bertie County Department of Health
  • Bertie County Department of Social Services
  • Brunswick County 
  • Brunswick County Emergency Management
  • Catawba County 
  • Catawba County Emergency Management
  • Chowan County 
  • Chowan County Department of Health
  • Chowan County School System
  • Dare County 
  • Dare County Emergency Management
  • Hyde County 
  • Hyde County Department of Health
  • Hyde County Department of Social Services
  • Hyde County School System
  • Johnston County 
  • Johnston County Health Department
  • Martin County 
  • Martin County Emergency Management
  • Montgomery County 
  • Montgomery County Emergency Management
  • New Hanover County 
  • New Hanover County Emergency Management
  • Orange County 
  • Orange County Emergency Management
  • Orange County Planning Department 
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Yadkin County 
  • Yadkin County Emergency Management

State

  • NC Department of Agriculture
  • NC State Extension
  • NC Department of Commerce 
  • Labor & Economic Analysis division
  • NC Department of Cultural Resources
  • State Library of North Carolina 
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Division of Coastal Management
  • Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Division of Soil and Water
  • Division of Water Quality
  • Division of Water Resources
  • Division of Wildlife Resources
  • Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
  • NC Department of Health & Human Services
  • Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) 
  • Brain Injury Advisory Council
  • Center for State Health Statistics 
  • Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health
  • Division of Child Development and Early Education 
  • Division of Health Service Regulation 
  • Division of Long-Term Care 
  • Division of Medical Assistance
  • Division of Public Health 
  • Injury and Violence Prevention 
  • Office of Disability and Health 
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 
  • State Center for Health Statistics 
  • Division of Social Services 
  • NC Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program 
  • NC Child and Adult Care Food Program 
  • Assistive Technology Program
  • Division of Aging and Adult Services 
  • Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse
  • Falls Prevention Coalition
  • Immunization Branch
  • Office of Rural Health and Community Care
  • State Center for Health Statistics
  • Tobacco Control Branch
  • NC Department of Administration
  • Commission of Indian Affairs
  • NC Department of Insurance
  • Office of State Fire Marshal 
  • NC Department of Labor 
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • Division of Motor Vehicles, Medical Review Section
  • Governor’s Highway Safety Program 
  • NC Department of Public Instruction 
  • Accountability Services
  • District and School Transformation
  • Educator Effectiveness 
  • Exceptional Children 
  • K-12 Curriculum and Instruction
  • Office of Early Learning
  • Race To The Top
  • Superintendent’s Leadership Council
  • NC Institute of Medicine 
  • NC Office of the Governor 
  • Race To The Top
  • NC Office of Information Technology Services 
  • NC Office of State Budget and Management
  • NC State Data Center
  • State Demographer
  • NC Department of Public Safety 
  • Division of Emergency Management
  • Alcohol Law Enforcement 
  • Governor’s Crime Commission
  • State Highway Patrol
  • NC State Education Assistance Authority (e.g., FELS Program) 
  • NC General Assembly 
  • Fiscal Research Division
  • NC Child Fatality Task Force 
  • Perinatal Health Committee
  • Task Force on Preventing Childhood Obesity
  • NC Community College System

Universities

  • NC DOCKS (data-management consortium)
  • East Carolina University
  • Brody School of Medicine
  • Department of Occupational Therapy
  • School of Dentistry
  • North Carolina State University 
  • Friday Institute for Educational Innovation 
  • Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University
  • NC State Climate Office
  • UNC General Administration 
  • UNC Coastal Studies Institute
  • Board of Governors
  • UNC-Chapel Hill 
  • NC AHEC Program and the regional AHECs
  • NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
  • UNC-CH Children’s Hospital 
  • UNC-CH Department of Surgery
  • UNC-CH Health Sciences (various divisions, departments, and schools)
  • UNC-Charlotte 
  • College of Health & Human Services (respiratory therapy)
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • School of Health Sciences

Nonprofits

  • Action for Children
  • NC Association for the Education of Young Children
  • NC Association of Family Physicians
  • NC Brain Injury Association
  • NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council
  • NC Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • NC Emergency Management Association
  • NC Healthy Start
  • NC Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • NC Partnership for Children
  • NC Pediatric Society
  • Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
  • SafeKids North Carolina
  • United Way of North Carolina 2-1-1

Federal Agencies in NC

  • Fort Bragg 
  • National Climatic Data Center 
  • National Weather Service (Raleigh, Wilmington, and Morehead City offices)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers