John (Jack) R. Thompson

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I have been involved in the community health system in Seattle for over 30 years. Since coming to the University, my major projects have included work with local public health jurisdictions, and much involvement with the development of the public health workforce here in the northwest United States.
Principal Lecturer Emeritus, Health Services

Education

MSW   University of Washington, 1976   (Social Work)
BA   Wabash College, 1969   (English Literature)

Contact Info

email:   jackt@u.washington.edu

address:
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Suite 1400/#315
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-616-1061

About

Jack Thompson has been on the faculty of the Department of Health Services since 1994. From 2000 to 2008, he served as the Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Prior to his appointment, Thompson was employed by the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health for ten years, and was the Director of the Seatle Health Services Division from 1986 to 1994. Before coming to the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, Thompson was Executive Director of Neighborhood Health Centers of Seattle, a consortium of community health centers, for six years. Prior to his Lecturer and Senior Lecturer appointments, he served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Health Services for six years.


Public health organization and financing; workforce development; integration of health and health care services

SciVal Experts Profile

  • HSERV 480
    Introduction to Public Health
  • HSERV 539   (COPHP)
    COPHP Organizing Communities for Health
  • HSERV 591   (COPHP)
    COPHP PBL Core Curriculum - Year 2


Turnock BJ, Thompson J, Baker EL. Opportunity knocks but twice for Public Health Preparedness Centers. Public Health Rep. 2010 Nov-Dec;125 Suppl 5:1-3.  PMID: 21137128    PMCID: PMC2966638
  

Jones M, O'Carroll P, Thompson J, D'Ambrosio L. Assessing regional public health preparedness: a new tool for considering cross-border issues. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Sep-Oct;14(5):E15-22.  PMID: 18708880
  

Beaton R, Stergachis A, Thompson J, Osaki C, Johnson C, Charvat SJ, Marsden-Haug N. Pandemic policy and planning considerations for universities: findings from a tabletop exercise. Biosecur Bioterror. 2007 Dec;5(4):327-34.  PMID: 18081492
  

Shield M, Wiesner P, Curran C, Stark G, Rauch S, Stergachis A, Thompson J. The Northwest's Hot Topics in Preparedness forum: a novel distance-learning collaborative. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Nov;Suppl:S25-32.  PMID: 16205539
 

Pearson D, Thompson J, Finkbonner J, Williams C, D'Ambrosio L. Assessment of public health workforce bioterrorism and emergency preparedness readiness among tribes in Washington State: a collaborative approach among the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and the Washington State Department of Health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Nov;Suppl:S113-8.  PMID: 16205529
 

2013
Chair, capstone for Sara Colling
A university, a health department and a high school walk into an intervention: Engaging youth in social determinants of health

2013
Chair, capstone for Barbara Obena
"Eye" don't see the relationship between vision and academic achievement in the Yakima Valley

2012
Chair, capstone for Amy Lee
Developing social determinants of health curriculum for Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth: Tackling the model minority myth and its effect on API health inequities

2011
Chair, capstone for Teresa Litton
Voluntary accreditation and the quality improvement process at a local health department

2011
Member, capstone for Barbara Rose
Integrating the Snohomish Health District's obesity prevention work in schools

2011
Chair, capstone for Anna Rosenbaum
Fulfilling the dream for our children: Case study analysis of a community-based initiative to eliminate racial disparities in birth outcomes

2011
Chair, capstone for Zara Stevens
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the empowerment project curriculum

2010
Chair, capstone for Megumu Brownstein
Ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding messages in public health clinic settings.

2010
Chair, capstone for Jewel Wright
Designing and evaluating an effective ongoing survey on patient satifaction at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic

Northwest Center for Public Health Training
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

Northwest Center for Public Health Training
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013

DOH Cross Borders Workshop
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    5/1/2012 - 7/31/2013

Confronting the Health Risks of Climate Change
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Fenske           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Northwest Center for Public Health Training
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2015

Northwest Public Health Training Center
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/1/2010 - 8/31/2015

Confronting Climate Change Health Risks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Fenske           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012

Northwest Preparedness & Emergency Response Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Oberle           Dates:    9/30/2008 - 9/29/2013

CDC Public Health Preparedness Center

This three year grant complements the HRSA effort by providing resources to develop training modules, with special emphasis on evaluation, informatics, and bioterrorism response.
http://www.nwcphp.org/


HRSA Public Health Training Center

This is a five year grant from HRSA to develop a six-state training network in the northwest states (Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming). The network shares training modules, needs assessment activities and other workforce related products.
http://www.nwcphp.org/


CDC Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute Study

This effort will develop a leadership institute for the states participating in the Northwest Training Network.