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Highlights from a Week of Learning

Scholars from NWCPHP's Summer Institute and Leadership Institute gathered during the first week of August to learn new skills and network with public health colleagues from around the region.

Scholars from NWCPHP's Summer Institute and Leadership Institute gathered during the first week of August to learn new skills and network with public health colleagues from around the region.

August 14, 2013

Scholars from NWCPHP’s Summer Institute and Leadership Institute gathered during the first week of August to learn new skills and network with public health colleagues from around the region.

During the 3½ day Summer Institute, participants completed intensive courses in one of six focus areas: communications, evaluation, use of data, management, policy, and effective presentations. Participants in the Leadership Institute, a nine-month program, met as a group for the first time to begin work on individualized leadership plans, develop leadership projects, and get oriented to problem-based learning.

It was a great opportunity for the two groups to come together for networking activities and plenary sessions about healthy habitats, health care reform, leadership, and the global burden of disease.

"It was a pleasure to see colleagues from around the region meeting each other and learning from each other," says Luann D'Ambrosio, NWCPHP Associate Director. "We look forward to this event every year."

See more of the Institutes in the slideshow below. Additional images and class photos are available to see and share on NWCPHP’s Summer Institute Facebook album.

  • Summer Institute 2013 01
  • Summer Institute 2013 02
  • Summer Institute 2013 03
  • Summer Institute 2013 04
  • Summer Institute 2013 05
  • Summer Institute 2013 06
  • Leadership Institute 2013-14 01
  • Leadership Institute 2013-14 02
  • Leadership Institute 2013-14 03
  • Leadership Institute 2013-14 04
  • Leadership Institute 2013-14 05
  • Leadership Institute 2013-14 06
Summer Institute 2013 01

2013 Summer Institute and 2013–14 Leadership Institute scholars celebrate a great week of interactive training and networking.

Summer Institute 2013 02

University of Washington School of Public Health Dean, Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, MPH, with Healthy Habitats plenary speakers Aileen Gagney, MA, MFA, of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific and Branden Born, PhD, of the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments.

Summer Institute 2013 03

Summer Institute participants enjoy a little sun during a lunch break.

Summer Institute 2013 04

Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General, Region X, United States Department of Health and Human Services and Larry Kessler, ScD, University of Washington Health Services Chair, at the 2013 reception.

Summer Institute 2013 05

NWCPHP Associate Director Luann D'Ambrosio, MEd, reviews a logic model with a Summer Institute participant.

Summer Institute 2013 06

Marguerite Langlois, MEd, works with Summer Institute scholars on their project timelines during the Systems and Strategies in Public Health Management class.

Leadership Institute 2013 01

2013–14 Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute scholars attend their first on-site session, held in tandem with the 2013 Summer Institute.

Leadership Institute 2013 02

NWCPHP Faculty and Leadership Institute Instructor Ian Painter, PhD, MSc, leads a small group discussion with 2013–14 Leadership Institute scholars.

Leadership Institute 2013 03

Leadership Institute scholars begin work on their first assignment.

Leadership Institute 2013 04

Leadership Institute Director and NWCPHP Faculty, Bud Nicola, MD, MHSA, FACPM, engages a class of Leadership Institute participants.

Leadership Institute 2013 05

NWCPHP Faculty Jack Thompson, MSW, and Director Tao Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH, take a break from teaching in the 2013–14 Leadership Institute.

Leadership Institute 2013 06

Scholars gather for a small group discussion during the 2013–14 Leadership Institute.

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