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Peter J. House

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I am interested in strengthening communities and engaging them in taking ownership of their health and health systems.
I have worked extensively in rural communities helping them strengthen and expand their health systems.

Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Health Services


MHA   University of Michigan, 1974
BA   Lawrence University, 1968   (Mathematics)

Contact Info


office:   H-670D, Health Sciences Building

University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-616-4985
fax:   206-543-3964


Peter House is a Senior Lecturer Emeritus in the Department of Health Services. He has wide experience in rural health, community organizing and development, strategic planning, program evaluation, meeting facilitation, community assessments, and adult education. Mr. House is a former director of the Community Oriented Public Health Practice Program (COPHP) in the School of Public Health. Mr. House earned his MHA at the University of Michigan.

Community development; strategic planning; rural health
  • HSERV 539   (COPHP)
    COPHP Organizing Communities for Health
  • HSERV 592   (COPHP)
    Community Oriented Public Health Practice Seminar

House PJ, Hartfield K, Nicola B, Bogan SL. The University of Washington's Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Program and Public Health-Seattle & King County Partnership. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 May-Jun;20(3):285-9. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000054.  PMID: 24667188

Hagopian A, Mohanty MK, Das A, House PJ. Applying WHO's 'workforce indicators of staffing need' (WISN) method to calculate the health worker requirements for India's maternal and child health service guarantees in Orissa State. Health Policy Plan. 2012 Jan;27(1):11-8. Epub 2011 Feb 4.  PMID: 21296847

Van Fleet-Green JM, Chen FM, House P. Identifying the gaps between biodefense researchers, public health, and clinical practice in a rural community. J Rural Health. 2008 Summer;24(3):326-9.  PMID: 18643813

Norris TE, Coombs JB, House P, Moore S, Wenrich MD, Ramsey PG. Regional solutions to the physician workforce shortage: the WWAMI experience. Acad Med. 2006 Oct;81(10):857-62. Review.  PMID: 16985340

Norris TE, House P, Schaad D, Mas J, Kelday JM. Student providers aspiring to rural and underserved experiences at the University of Washington: promoting team practice among the health care professions. Acad Med. 2003 Dec;78(12):1211-6.  PMID: 14660419

Chair, capstone for Elizabeth Lamb
Investigating the local effects of citizenship: Piloting quality of life domains amongst graduates of La Casa Hogar's citizenship program

Chair, capstone for Kira McCoy
Evaluating project EQTY (Elevating Queer and Trans Youth): Working with homeless youth agencies to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth

Chair, capstone for Naveed Badri
College-going culture in south King County schools

Chair, capstone for Ross Howell
Evaluation: A two-way street? Pursuing a seamless program evaluation experience in Yakima

Member, capstone for Jacqueline Barton True
The New Blue H: A Report on the Findings of the 2014 Rural Health Workgroup, a Partner Project Between the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Hospital Association

Chair, capstone for Patricia Duffy
A public health model for correctional health care for Skagit County's new jail

Chair, capstone for Colin Maloney
Implementing tobacco-free policies at behavioral health treatment facilities in King County