February 8, 2021

Making Progress, Together

Rachel Seymour

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?

2020 Look Back

Last year was incredibly challenging for our University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) team, as well as our partners and our community. Nevertheless, we are grateful for the guidance from our new Community Advisory Board members and chair, proud of the work our faculty and staff have done to adapt to our partners’ needs during COVID-19, and honored our researchers received funding for new projects as we all continue to work remotely.

In case you missed it, here are just a few of those UW HPRC projects that began in 2020:

2021 Look Ahead

In 2021, we look forward to continuing our support of and dedication to health promotion for middle-aged and older adults, especially those who experience health disparities. Below are some of the steps we look forward to taking this coming year.

  • Collaborating on new projects with our partners.
  • Evaluating remote delivery models for programs, like Enhance®Fitness and PEARLS, to help older adults who cannot participate in in-person because of ongoing COVID-19 risk.
  • Expanding partnerships with local health agencies for Connect to Wellness.
  • Cultivating new collaboration with community-based organizations for the PEARLS Equity study, among many other integral research projects at HPRC.
  • Growing our center’s health equity and anti-racism endeavors, in addition to engaging in the School of Public Health’s and the Department of Health Services’* work in this area.
  • Launching a new website to better showcase the breadth and depth of the work we do.

* The Department of Health Services is now the Department of Health Systems and Population Health. This name change took place July 1, 2021.

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