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Northwest Public Health journal moves

In July there were several significant changes for the UW's journal Northwest Public Health, the only journal from any school of public health that focuses on public health practice. The responsibility for the journal has been moved to the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, where it will be even more connected with the network of linkages between regional public health practitioners and the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

In July there were several significant changes for the UW's journal Northwest Public Health, the only journal from any school of public health that focuses on public health practice. After seven years as the managing editor, Judith Yarrow is moving on. Under Judith’s guidance, the journal became an award-winning regional journal with an active region-wide editorial board, and has consistently won awards for the quality of its articles and production. The responsibility for the journal has been moved to the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, where it will be even more connected with the network of linkages between regional public health practitioners and the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

As part of the move to NWCPHP, Susan Allan will be the Editor-in-Chief, after many years of capable leadership by Aaron Katz. Katherine Hall has taken over as managing editor. Kathy has worked in the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine since 1999, most recently as communication director of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She has three decades of experience as a writer and editor for King County-Metro, a Seattle environmental consulting firm, and newspapers in Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, and Washington. She is completing her PhD in the UW Department of Communication. You may contact her at kjhall@u.washington.edu.

The next issue of Northwest Public Health will be released in January 2009, focusing on climate change and its effects on public health in our six-state region. The World Health Organization recognizes climate change as a significant and emerging threat to public health, one that changes the way we must look at protecting vulnerable populations. Visit Northwest Public Health to view past issues and watch for new articles.

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