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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Jack Thompson, MSW

Jack Thompson, MSW
Leadership Institute Faculty

Jack Thompson is a former Director of NWCPHP (serving from 1999–2008), and continues to work with the center in a variety of activities. He provides content expertise in the area of public health leadership, policy, community organizing, and community building, and serves as faculty for the Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute.

Jack is a Principal Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and has been on the faculty since 1994. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Jack worked at Public Health - Seattle & King County for ten years and was the director of the Seattle Health Services Division from 1986 to 1994. Jack was also the executive director of Neighborhood Health Centers of Seattle, a consortium of community health centers, for six years.

Outside of his academic responsibilities, Jack is an affiliate with Cedar River Group, a consulting group focusing on public sector projects.

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Public health practice leadership
  • Community organizing
  • Community building
  • Policy