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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)



The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, NWCPHP provides training, research, and evaluation for state, local, and tribal public health in six Pacific Northwest states – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Core Services Offered

NWCPHP offers online courses, tabletop exercises, monthly webinars, in-person trainings and institutes as part of its practice-based continuing public health education.

NWCPHP is an active partner in public health systems and services research (PHSSR). PHSSR uses data, research techniques, and evidence to study the barriers to maximum efficacy and provide guidance for public health agencies seeking to improve their practice and service.

NWCPHP focuses on three areas of evaluation: evaluating public health programs, evaluating training needs, and evaluating trainings. We have developed a widely-used training evaluation model, as well as standardized training evaluation templates. NWCPHP also provides program evaluation to organizations throughout the region.

Website: https://www.nwcphp.org/

Funding Information

Health Resources and Services Administration, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Center, 2018-2022
Centers for Disease Control, Evaluation of the Youth-centered Environmental Shift (YES!) Program, 2020-2025
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest (SHARE-NW), 2017-2022
Centers for Disease Control, Washington State Department of Health, Project Firstline, 2020-2022

Reporting Structure

Jeff Harris, Chair, Department of Health Systems and Population Health

Related UW Entities

School of Public Health: Department of Epidemiology, Department of Global Health
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School of Nursing
School of Law