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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

About Us

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice provides training, research, and evaluation services to support public health organizations.

Our Identity

We are the outreach arm of the University of Washington School of Public Health (UW SPH), bringing public health academia and practice communities together. Within UW SPH, NWCPHP is housed in the Department of Health Services, which offers nine academic degree programs as well as certificates for students and working public health professionals. We have faculty and staff with broad experience in practice-based research, training and workforce development, and data analysis.

Our Region

We maintain strong partnerships locally, regionally, and nationally, placing a particular focus on the needs of public health practitioners in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Our Vision

Health and equity are collaboratively achieved through a competent, skilled workforce and effective, proactive, and responsive systems.

Our Mission

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, we foster training, research, and evaluation in collaboration with state, local, and tribal public health and prevention system partners in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Our Services

Training

We offer institutes and certificate programs, online and in-person courses, webinars, toolkits, and custom trainings.

Research

We develop practice-based research findings, research collaborations, and evidence-based practical tools.

Evaluation

We deliver custom evaluation services for measuring the impact of public health trainings and programs.