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Call for Story Ideas: 2018 Northwest Public Health Magazine

Northwest Public Health magazine is seeking story ideas from members of the UW School of Public Health and Northwest practice communities. The 2018 issue will show how our work is making an impact on the most urgent population health issues by developing and applying innovative strategies and solutions.

Northwest Public Health magazine is seeking story ideas from members of the UW School of Public Health and Northwest public health practice communities. The 2018 issue will show how our work is making an impact on the most urgent population health issues by developing and applying innovative strategies and solutions.

December 5, 2017

How is your work making an impact on our most urgent population health issues? For the 2018 issue of Northwest Public Health, we are seeking story ideas from the UW School of Public Health and the Northwest public health practice communities that show people and organizations working together to improve upon the seemingly most intractable health challenges of our time.

From these ideas, the editorial staff will develop compelling stories about what makes an impact, why it works, and what is at stake.

Special emphasis will be placed on story leads that demonstrate collaboration and how successful innovations, interventions, systems changes, or policies are helping to eliminate health inequities. Topic areas and populations to consider when submitting story ideas include (but are not limited to):

Topic Areas

  • Climate change and environmental exposures (lead, wildfire smoke, air pollution)
  • Data and technology
  • Health reform
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mass incarceration
  • Maternal and child health (ACEs, childhood food justice and nutrition, maternal mortality, restricted access to reproductive health services, vaccine hesitancy)
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Opioid misuse
  • Racism
  • Social determinants like education, housing, and income and how they impact health
  • Trauma and violence (suicide, mass shootings, gun violence, bullying)

Populations

  • Communities of color
  • Farmworkers
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • LGBTQ communities
  • Mothers
  • Older adults
  • People with limited English
  • Refugees or immigrants
  • Rural communities
  • Tribal communities
  • Young people (children, adolescents)

Have a story idea for the next issue?

E-mail nph@uw.edu with the following:

  1. Story Idea: Describe the person or project to profile, and the topic area(s) and population(s) impacted by the work. Explain the innovation, intervention, systems change, or policy that is helping to eliminate health disparities or support underserved populations.
  2. Contact Information: Provide the name and contact information of whom to follow up with for this story lead.

If your story idea is selected, one of our writers will contact you to develop the idea into an article for publication. For additional questions, contact Laura Haas.

Northwest Public Health is published by the University of Washington School of Public Health and produced by NWCPHP. The mission of the magazine is to provide a forum for practitioners, collaborators, and all who share an interest in public health to exchange ideas, describe innovations, and discuss current issues.

STORY TO SHARE?

We love public health stories! We feature them in our postcard series, Spotlight on the Field, and news items. Please contact us to share your story!