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Collaboration with Regional Partners

Through the process of writing its 2010 Annual Report , NWCPHP has developed a list of its regional activities. We share part of the list here, highlighting some of the many ways we partner with others to develop our regional public health workforce.
Collaboration with Regional Partners

Employees of Public Health-Seattle & King County on a walk to celebrate National Public Health week

May 13, 2011

Much of the work of NWCPHP is accomplished through collaboration with its regional partners. Through the process of writing its 2010 Annual Report , NWCPHP has developed a list of its regional activities. We share part of the list here, highlighting some of the many ways we partner with others to develop our regional public health workforce.

  • a regional training needs assessment, determining the public health training needs in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming and among tribes in the region
  • a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the accredited master of public health programs at the University of Alaska, Anchorage; Idaho State University; University of Montana; and the Oregon Master of Public Health program (Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, and Portland State University)
  • a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to make sure NWCPHP research is directly applicable to public health
  • a presentation, Building a Trustworthy Evidence Base: Accessing Quality Online Public Health Information from Non-Traditional Sources, in Anchorage, Alaska
  • a monthly e-postcard series, which features public health stories from the six states and tribes
  • regional network steering committee meetings, at which representatives of the six states and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board provide feedback and direction for NWCPHP activities
  • courses on topics such as quality improvement, program planning and evaluation, accreditation, public health practice, Just-In-Time Training, HELP: Handling Emergencies in All Language Populations, new communications tools, public health leadership, and return on investment (ROI), taught in Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, and at the Washington Joint Conference
  • training for the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Healthy Homes Practitioners, emergency providers, the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials
  • planning and evaluation for the Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference
  • sponsorship of two new pilot research projects led by local health departments in Washington
  • partner to Washington’s Practice-Based Research Network

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