Population Health

Pop Health Academy

Students working on computersThe University of Washington operates at the forefront of addressing the interconnected factors that influence how long and how well we live, from climate change and poverty to systemic inequities and health care.

The UW Population Health Initiative has launched Pop Health Academy, a free, online population health learning space for those interested in expanding their understanding of population health. This course is designed primarily for students, but can be taken by any member of the public interested in furthering their knowledge. Learners who successfully complete a course will be able to download a certificate of completion.

Pop Health Academy currently offers two self-paced courses.

Foundations of Population Health

The goal of this course is to offer learners a holistic and foundational introduction to key concepts of population health. Course learners will define population health, investigate factors that influence health and well-being and explore essential interventions for achieving improvements in population health.

Response to Humanitarian Emergencies

The goal of this course is to offer a coherent body of study to gain a better understanding of prevention, mitigation, response and recovery for crises to support those affected by disasters to recover their “normal ” way of life. Course learners will define humanitarian emergencies, describe real world disasters and learn the role of international actors during emergencies.