Najma Mohamed and Lesley Steinman Awarded Tier 1 Pilot Award

Najma Mohamed and Lesley Steinman

Mohamed and Steinman were recently awarded a Tier 1 Pilot Award by the University of Washington Population Health Initiative. The two aim to, “[center] the voices and experiences of the social service workforce and participants,” said Steinman.

Sherry Wu (MPH ’23) Awarded APHA’s Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health

Sherry Wu

Sherry Wu, Research Coordinator and UW alum, has been awarded the 2023 Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health. Wu says, “Our society’s emphasis on productivity categorizes older adults as less desirable. But the experiences and wisdom of older adults are invaluable, and they have a right to fulfilling and healthy lives.”

Training Adapted to Expand Access to Depression Care for Older Adults

The center is excited to launch a new version of the PEARLS Coach Training that is fully remote and online. PEARLS coaches are the heart and soul of an organization’s PEARLS. They are the staff at community-based organizations who meet one-on-one with older adults to help them build the skills they need to live happier, healthier, and more independent lives.

Making Progress, Together

2021 calendar

Welcome to 2021. It is a new year with new possibilities. And was there ever a year where we are all so ready for the potential progress it holds? Take a look back at 2020 with us before we look ahead to what 2021 has to offer at the UW Health Promotion Research Center.

PEARLS Connect & PEARLS Equity Updates

PEARLS team member Lesley Steinman at the IDIC

The UW Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) is excited to share the work its researchers have done with two PEARLS studies — PEARLS Connect and PEARLS Equity.

Adapting to Better Support Partners & Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Double exposure of a person and a medical mask

We recognize that priorities for our partners have shifted, rightfully so, and we are pivoting to help them meet new needs. Where possible, we are also revamping our projects to gain new knowledge about how best to serve our communities.

UW HPRC Student Honored as a 2020 Husky 100

Perla Bravo Acevedo

Perla Bravo Acevedo as one of the Husky 100 this year. The award goes to 100 University of Washington students who actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities, and for the future.

HPRC Welcomes a New Chair for Its Community Advisory Board

Margaret Boddie

The UW Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) is proud to announce Margaret Boddie as its newest Community Advisory Board chair. The board includes representatives from many of our community partner organizations.

Reflecting on Our Success & Looking Forward

2020 in the sky at sunrise

The UW Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) takes a look at its successes from the last five-year funding cycle and looks ahead at what to expect next.

PEARLS Featured in School of Public Health Magazine

Illustration showing people living, working, and playing.

The Health Promotion Research Center’s program known as PEARLS has been featured in a UW School of Public Health’s new magazine.

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