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2013 Summer Institute Plenary Speakers

Announcing the 2013 Summer Institute plenary speakers. All sessions are free and open to the public.
2013 Summer Institute Plenary Speakers

2012 Public Health Leaders Panel

Announcing the 2013 Summer Institute plenary speakers. All sessions are free and open to the public.

July 10, 2013

NWCPHP is excited to announce this year's Summer Institute for Public Health Practice plenary speakers.

The plenary sessions—held August 5–8 during the Summer Institute—cover important industry trends, challenges, and upcoming solutions. Scholars from both the Summer Institute and Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute hear from a range of regional and national public health leaders.

Our 2013 plenary sessions will focus on healthy human habitats, health care reform, informatics, and public health leadership. All sessions will be held at William H. Gates Hall, on the University of Washington campus. They are open to the general public at no cost. Download the 2013 Summer Institute schedule.

Healthy Habitats Panel
Monday, August 5, 8:30–10:15 a.m.
Hosted by Howard Frumkin, University of Washington School of Public Health

Howard Frumkin will lead off the opening session of the 2013 Summer Institute by hosting a panel discussion on healthy habitats. Frumkin is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, with experience in academia and public service. He is also the Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health. He will be joined by Aileen Gagney of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific and Branden Born from the University of Washington's College of Built Environment.

The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Public Health
Tuesday, August 6, 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Susan Allan, University of Washington School of Public Health

Susan Allan leads NWCPHP's efforts related to public health law. Allan will host a panel discussion of the public health implications of the Affordable Care Act. She will be joined by fellow University of Washington faculty members Sallie Sanford of the Law School and Freddy Chen of the School of Medicine.

The Global Burden of Disease
Wednesday, August 7, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Chris Murray, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

In this panel discussion regional public health leaders offer their perspectives on leading and managing organizational change. Panelists include: Wendy Braund, Wyoming State Health Officer; Joe Finkbonner, Executive Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board; and John Wiesman, Washington State Secretary of Health.

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