Population Health

Healthy people, healthy planet

At the University of Washington, we believe improving population health worldwide is a moral imperative, driven by our public mission of service to all.

That is why President Ana Mari Cauce has brought together the University community and others to create a groundbreaking initiative that will advance the health and well-being of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and beyond.

Together, we can create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

What is population health?

Population health is a broad concept encompassing not only the elimination of diseases and injuries, but also the intersecting and overlapping factors that influence health. The Population Health Initiative is defined by three major pillars — human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity — and we believe our work must address the challenges that arise where these pillars intersect.

The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health

The Hans Rosling Center for Population Health ushers the UW into a new era of collaboration and solutions for healthier populations. With spaces for collaborative group work, active learning, offices and training for global partners and multidisciplinary work in population health across the UW, the Rosling Center will be a hub for addressing critical issues like poverty, equity, health-care access, climate change and government policy.

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