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NWCPHP Sponsors Two Presentations

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice invites the public to hear two leading experts discuss the future of the profession.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice invites the public to hear two leading experts discuss the future of the profession.

July 15, 2010

This year, NWCPHP decided to open the plenary sessions to the public, free of charge. Two 8:30 a.m. presentations are plenary sessions for NWCPHP’s Summer Institute for Public Health Practice.

Monday, August 9, Judy Monroe, director for Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support and Deputy Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give a presentation titled “A new decade of public health.”

Tuesday, August 10, Christopher Murray, director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, will speak on “Falling behind: Life expectancy in US counties from 2000 to 2006 in an international context.”

Both sessions will be at the UW’s law school, William H. Gates Hall.

Dr. Monroe served as the Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2005 until her CDC appointment in 2010. She has held several national public health leadership positions and is immediate past president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Chris MurrayDr. Murray is a physician and health economist. He worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) from 1998 to 2003 and directed the Harvard University Initiative for Global Health and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies from 2003 to 2007.

The Summer Institute allows public health practitioners to build valuable skills in their chosen area of focus. It is held in Seattle from August 9–13 and is sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice in the University of Washington's School of Public Health. Participants attend plenary sessions in the morning, and then divide into areas of focus such as epidemiology, health communication, program planning and evaluation, and leadership and management.

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