Centers & Institutes
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Turns 20!
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) is celebrating 20 years of promoting excellence in public health practice in 2010. As part of the anniversary celebration, NWCPHP launched a new image on Jan. 5, with the unveiling of an anniversary logo and a new Web site.
Watch for special events throughout 2010 at regional and national conferences, as well as in your inbox: you can sign up at the Web site for notifications of 20th anniversary events, as well as new public health trainings, research and evaluation. The Center will publish an Annual Report celebrating 20 years of public health in early 2010 and host an Anniversary Open House this summer, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 9.
For more information, contact Missie Thurston at 206- 221-3862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Online Course Available at NWCPHP
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice has a new online course: Data Collection for Program Evaluation. Interested? This course will teach you how to collect the evidence you need to conduct a meaningful evaluation. With these skills, you will be able to identify successful and less successful program components and provide information to make evidence-based program decisions and next steps. The course is divided into five modules that can be taken over several sessions. This online course is available 24/7—all you have to do is log in. Get more information.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The New England Journal of Medicine published a Perspective by IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray and IHME Board Chair Dr. Julio Frenk titled Ranking 37th—Measuring the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System. Listen to Murray's interview by KPLU science and health reporter Keith Seinfeld about the science of measuring health outcomes.
Health Promotion Research Center Gets New Research Funding
The HPRC has received another five years of CDC funding to continue their important work on the five areas important for healthy aging: cancer prevention, depression management, fall prevention, physical activity, and workplace health promotion.
The Center also received two supplements to its core grant—one to look at increasing vaccination rates at work sites, and the second to promote fire safety in low-income communities.
And an NIH grant, the Center’s first, will help expand workplace health promotion efforts to employees’ spouses and partners.