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The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world.


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We train students for influential careers in:

  • health system management
  • program design & evaluation
  • health promotion
  • policy analysis
  • public health practice & research


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UW SPH is #1 College for Public Health

A new ranking by collegemagazine.com rates the University of Washington School of Public Health the #1 college for studying public health, due to strong employment outlook, prestigious faculty, and strong bonds with local research and practice centers.   read more...

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First-Year COPHP Student Ali N'Simbo Wins Grayston Day Award

Congratulations to first-year MPH in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) student Ali N'Simbo, who has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Grayston-Day Fellowship from the University of Washington School of Public Health, which comes with a $10,000 award.   read more...

photo: Global rankings put University of Washington at No. 4 among US public universities

Global rankings put UW at No. 4 among US public universities

Two renowned global rankings released this week place the University of Washington fourth among U.S. public institutions.   read more...