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Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

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January 21, 2020

NWCPHP Director, Betty Bekemeier, and colleagues at the Public Health Institute (PHI) recently published an article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice that provides evidence for helping local health departments transition from direct clinical care to more population-level interventions.

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Faculty and scholars in the 2019 Learning Lab.

January 13, 2020

Lillian Anderson, a recipient of student funding during the 2018–19 school year, describes her project with the Oregon State Grange.

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Lillian Anderson, MPH graduate from Oregon State University.

January 6, 2020

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, leaders from Idaho discuss why local public health agencies should be involved in mental and behavioral health issues and the role they can play in rural suicide prevention.

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December 3, 2019

The next session of Hot Topics in Practice, reviews vaping-related products, health impacts, and prevention efforts underway in Washington State.

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November 21, 2019

Nicole (Nikki) Dettmar recently joined the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) from the University of Washington Libraries.

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Nicole (Nikki) Dettmar, MSIS, MS
November 4, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, two communication specialists share their strategies and inspiration for using data to tell compelling public health stories.

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November 1, 2019

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice and the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association are collaborating to train public health and primary care professionals together.

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Director of NWCPHP Betty Bekemeier and NWRPCA CEO Bruce Gray

Director of NWCPHP Betty Bekemeier and NWRPCA CEO Bruce Gray

October 9, 2019

Each year, the Northwest Public Health Training Center funds students completing public health projects in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington. Courtney Roark, a recipient of funding during the 2018–19 school year, describes their project with the Northwest Abortion Access Fund.

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Courtney Roark discusses their poster with colleagues.

MPH student Courtney Roark describes a project with the Northwest Abortion Access Fund.

October 3, 2019

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Jennifer Little discusses a unique community coalition in Klamath County, Oregon, that is connecting economic improvements to health.

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September 20, 2019

NWCPHP releases Collaborate with Tribes: A Public Health Toolkit to help strengthen public health partnerships around the region.

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