The magazine of the UW School of Public Health

Download full issue PDF. Spring/Summer 2017
Volume 34, Number 1

Inside this issue

 

Envisioning Healthy People in Sustainable Communities

The 2017 issue of Northwest Public Health examines the ties between social determinants and population health outcomes, and the successful policies, systems changes, interventions, innovations, and strategies being used to improve the health of whole populations.

How do we connect what we know about population health with what we do to improve it? The 2017 issue of Northwest Public Health examines the ties between social determinants and population health outcomes, and the successful policies, systems changes, interventions, innovations, and strategies being used to improve the health of whole populations.

Articles in this issue add to the evidence about population health improvement, and provide inspiring examples of how our partners in practice and academia are applying new strategies for impact. Topics covered in this issue include: depression care in the rural Northwest, homeless LGBTQ youth and marijuana use, opioid addiction, workforce training and systems changes, implementation science, Foundational Public Health Services, and childhood lead exposure prevention.

 

Issue Highlights

Speaking Up for Population Health

Speaking Up for Population Health

Growing interest in this field should be viewed as an opportunity to show new partners how to improve the health of whole populations.

What Works to Treat Depression?

What Works to Treat Depression?

Implementing Collaborative Care in the Rural Northwest.

 

 

 

Gateway to Support

Gateway to Support

Dan Otter's student capstone project helped inform the implementation of safe consumption sites in King County, Washington.

Regional Roundup

Regional Roundup

A snapshot of population health improvement activities that impact public health practice in each of the six states of our region.