Public Health Without Borders

Public Health Without Borders

Nettie was one of several who presented “Cancer Care and Racial Equity Study (CCARES): An Innovative Community and Academic Model for Investigating Disparities in Systems of Breast Cancer Care” at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in 2008.


From the Rhino Times

Nettie Coad, who died this week after battling cancer, was the definition of a neighborhood activist. She worked hard for Greensboro and worked harder for her neighborhood, the Ole Asheboro Street Neighborhood, which is along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. There is no telling what might have happened to that area if Nettie Coad had not always been its advocate. As Nettie Coad knew, sometimes politicians need a little push to do the right thing and she didn’t have any trouble providing a little impetus in the right places. She was a delightful person and always kind, even to those who often disagreed with her.

YES Weekly Article from 2009 Campaign

Advocacy for Redevelopment makes Candidate Familiar Face at Council Meetings

Link to an article about Nettie’s 2009 Campaign for Greensboro City Council.

Community Based Participatory Research

Methods for Community-Based Participatory Research for Health

This thoroughly revised and updated second edition provides a step-by-step approach to application of participatory approaches to qualitative data collection (including structured and unstructured interviews, observations, and group interviews) and data analysis (including constant comparative method, coding schemes, and theme memo). Some of the methods included are: survey questionnaire, in-depth interview, focus group interview, ethnography, exposure assessment, and geographic information system mapping. This book brings together many of the leading scholars who are teaching and conducting CBPR in health and related fields to provide readers with strategies and lessons learned for how to apply different methods using a partnership approach.

Nettie was a contributor to this book.

Saying Good-bye

Saying Good-bye

A post from the blog “Dirt and Rocks.”

Community leaders meet in Triad for Undoing Racism workshop

Community leaders meet in Triad for undoing racism workshop –

News report about Undoing Racism workshop in Nettie’s memory. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the Partnership Project.

UNC HPDP Research Project

New Project Harnesses Community Expertise

Nettie was involved with the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s project “Community Leadership and Reciprocal Development to Advance Community-Engaged Research.” Photos below are from the project orientation.

Groundbreaking at Bennett College

Nettie participates in the groundbreaking ceremony at Bennett College. The $21 million dollar project included the Global Learning Center pictured above.

An Epic Life in Civil Service

An Epic Life in Civil Service

A blog post about Nettie, originally reported by Chris Lett for WFMY News2 in 2006.

UNCG HHS Alumni Awards 2012

UNCG HHS Alumni Awards 2012

A link to the UNCG website page for the School of Health and Human Sciences 2012 Alumni Award Recipients, including Nettie’s award for Public Service.