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A Week of Learning, Networking, and Building the Future of Public Health

From August 6–9, public health practitioners from all around the Northwest region gathered for NWCPHP’s Summer Institute for Public Health Practice.

From August 6–9, public health practitioners from all around the Northwest region gathered for NWCPHP’s Summer Institute for Public Health Practice.

August 14, 2012

“This was a great experience. I learned exactly what I came here to learn.”
—Gail Greenwood, 2012 Summer Institute participant

Each year, scholars, faculty, and staff enjoy the Institute for its unique combination of intense learning, opportunities to network, and thought-provoking plenary sessions led by public health leaders at NWCPHP's Summer Institute.

During the three-and-a-half-day Institute, scholars followed one area of focus. Each instructional session provided practical tools to enhance their ability to respond to public health issues. Plenary sessions sparked lively conversation on topics ranging from climate change, national accreditation, healthcare reform, to leadership for the future of public health.

Get a glimpse of the 2012 Summer Institute experience in the slideshow below. More images and class photos are available to see and share on NWCPHP’s Summer Institute Facebook album.

The next Summer Institute for Public Health Practice is scheduled for the week of August 5–9, 2013.

Slideshow: Click on the small images below to rotate slideshow; click on the larger image to view it full size.

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Summer Institute scholars listen to Dean Frumkin's
plenary session on climate change and public health.

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Howard Frumkin, Dean of the University of Washington School of Public
Health, kicked off the Summer Institute with a plenary session on climate
change and public health.

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The Summer Institute for Public Health Practice takes place at the
University of Washington Law School in William H. Gates Hall.

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Scholars network and get to know each other over the
lunch hour.

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Program Planning and Evaluation Class

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Luann D'Ambrosio, NWCPHP Associate Director,
leads the Program Planning and Evaluation Class in
a session about gathering data.

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Health Communication Class

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Sallie Sanford, JD leads a plenary session on the
Affordable Care Act and Public Health.

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The Tuesday night reception gave faculty, staff, and scholars the chance
to network.

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Scholars have the opportunity for plenty of lively discussion at the
reception.

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Torney Smith, administrator of the Spokane Regional
Health District, leads a plenary session on the public
health accreditation movement.

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Interpreting and Using Health Data Class

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Public Health Systems and Strategies Class

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Marguerite Langlois leads the Public Health Systems
and Strategies Class.

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The final plenary session was a panel discussion about the future of
public health leadership. Panel members included (left to right):
Elizabeth Buckingham, Health Director for the Makah Tribe;
Lila Wickham, Director of Environmental Health at Oregon’s Multnomah
County Health Department; Mary Selecky, Washington State Secretary of
Health; and Karen Matsuda, Deputy Regional Health Administrator for the
US Department of Health and Human Services Region X. The panel was
moderated by Mark Oberle, Associate Dean for the UW School of Public
Health.

 

 

 

 

 

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