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The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world.


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photo:  Health Services January 2019 News Bits

Health Services January 2019 News Bits

Happy 2019, everyone! The year is off to a great start in the Department of Health Services. In January, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our Department, reaped the rewards of our research reorganization, welcomed new communications staff, and wrapped up the 4-year State Innovation Model evaluation.   read more...

photo: Black History Month: The Health of Black Folks

Black History Month: The Health of Black Folks

Welcome to Black History Month with the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health. During Black History Month, which runs from February 1-28, we will be recognizing influential African American leaders in public health, past and present. Each day, we will share a profile authored by Health Services Professor and MPH program Director Dr. Clarence Spigner.   read more...

photo: PhD Student Bradley Kramer Awarded $1.2 Million PCORI Grant for CHW Home-Visits to Combat Asthma

PhD Student Bradley Kramer Awarded $1.2 Million PCORI Grant

Second-year Health Services PhD student Bradley Kramer has been awarded a $1.2M grant by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Brad is a co-Principal Investigator of this grant, which is housed at Public Health - Seattle & King County. The project team also includes other University of Washington researchers: Dr. Jim Stout of UW Pediatrics will join Brad as Co-PI, and Dr. Bryan Weiner, Brad’s doctoral dissertation committee chair.   read more...