The magazine of the UW School of Public Health

Download full issue PDF. Spring/Summer 2016
Volume 33, Number 1

Inside this issue

 

Digging Deeper to Solve Our Hardest Health Issues

The 2016 issue of Northwest Public Health examines how and why certain underlying conditions, environments, and institutions--sometimes known as social determinants--impact health.

What drives good or poor health? Why do some communities live longer, healthier lives than others? The 2016 issue of Northwest Public Health examines how and why certain underlying conditions, environments, and institutions—sometimes known as social determinants—impact health.

Articles in this issue showcase inspiring approaches and new initiatives by practice, academia, and the community to tackle public health’s most complex problems using a health equity approach. Topics covered in this issue include: collective impact, suicide prevention, opioid overdose, adverse childhood experiences, parental leave, climate change, environmental health.

 

Issue Highlights

Fine-Tuning Our Focus on Health

Fine-Tuning Our Focus On Health

Social, economic, and cultural conditions and institutions play a role in fostering health outcomes, and provide the lens we should use to approach our work.

Tracking and Treating Opioid Addiction in Washington State

Tracking and Treating Opioid Addiction in Washington State

Washington was the first state to recognize and respond to the nation’s epidemic of prescription painkiller overdose deaths.

Regional Roundup

Regional Roundup

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

A #SMAHRT Approach to Adolescent Health

A #SMAHRT Approach to Adolescent Health

UW SPH students and alumni are working on innovative projects involving social media and adolescent health.