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New Administrative Home for the Latino Center for Health

New Administrative Home for the Latino Center for Health

The Latino Center for Health is moving its administrative home to the School of Social Work effective July 1, 2019.

Since September 2018, the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health has provided important administrative support to the Center and has partnered with the Center to promote its growth. The Latino Center for Health is particularly grateful for the support of its leadership, Jeff Harris, Chair of the Department, and Hilary Godwin, Dean of the School.

The Latino Center for Health looks forward to continue its mission to promote the health of Latinx communities in impactful ways through interdisciplinary research that informs practice and policy. While housed administratively in the School of Social Work, the Center will remain steadfast in its commitment to partner with the Schools of the Health Sciences, their faculty and students, as well as community organizations throughout Washington state.  

Along with this move, the Center is pleased to announce that the State Legislature is funding the Latino Center for Health in the amount of $1,150,000 for the 2019-2021 biennium. This significant funding is a clear testament to the vital importance of the Center and the success of its work. It positions the Center to thrive in strategic new ways.

The School of Social Work is well-equipped to support the vibrant growth and excellence of the Center. As noted by Dean Edwina Uehara, Dean of the School of Social Work, “I am very excited to welcome the Latino Center for Health to the School of Social Work. We are honored to play a role in advancing this vital university-community resource, and look forward to partnering with other UW Health Sciences schools and colleagues around the Center’s priorities. We are very grateful to the School of Public Health for the excellent support offered to the Center and hope to carry forward that tradition of excellence.”