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2016 Issue of Northwest Public Health Now Available

The 2016 issue of Northwest Public Health, the University of Washington School of Public Health’s annual magazine, is now available.

The 2016 issue of Northwest Public Health, the University of Washington School of Public Health’s annual magazine, is now available.

June 6, 2016

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.

“Social factors give some of us advantages over others, and they foster different and unfair health outcomes among the people and communities we serve and live in,” said Northwest Public Health Editor in Chief, Betty Bekemeier. “This issue highlights the work of Northwest researchers, public health organizations, and communities who are tackling public health’s most challenging issues by addressing the root causes of health.”

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

Northwest Public Health is published with funding from the UW School of Public Health. It is available online, and we invite you to take our reader survey while visiting the site. Feedback submitted by August 1st will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards. Print copies of the magazine can also be requested by emailing .

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