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In this new reality, it is imperative that we create a space where social and physical spaces promote a healthy, safe, and equitable collegiate way of life. The goal of the #UNChero public health and social media campaign is to strengthen the greater UNC community by honoring everyday heroes (e.g. students, faculty/staff, alumni) and spreading awareness of social determinants of health. This campaign incorporates four guiding principles: “Learn, Teach, Work, and Play.” UNC community members will post a selfie of themselves (or of a UNC hero on campus) on their social media channels with a caption expressing how they learn, teach, work, and/or play to promote positive public health behavior: fighting racial injustices, social distancing, and supporting mental and physical health. The #UNChero social media campaign promotes the idea that public health is everywhere; even the smallest actions taken can have big impacts. In addition, by showcasing “behind the scenes” workers (e.g. dining hall, environmental service, campus safety), this campaign will highlight the vital, unique contributions of these UNC heroes who protect the health of the UNC community. Alumni are also strongly encouraged to participate and share how they are effecting positive change in response to the pandemic around the world. We are all Tar Heels and we are all in this together.



Karishma Desai, MS – UNC Chapel Hill alumni. Grant Hiura, MPH – UNC Tar Heel Fan. Obed Ohia, MPH – UNC Charlotte alumni. Meghana Shamsunder, MPH – UNC Chapel Hill and Gillings School of Global Public Health alumni


Interested in receiving assistance from: 

Students  Faculty  Staff


Contact Person:

Meghana Shamsunder (



Karishma Desai: @kdesainews (Instagram), (Facebook)

Grant Hiura: @GrantHiura (Twitter), @grataka23 (Instagram)

Meghana Shamsunder: @m_shamsunder (Instagram)

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