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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


Can Health Care Providers Help Prevent Firearm Suicides?

Julie E. Richards, a PhD candidate with the Department of Health Services in the University of Washington School of Public Health, will lead a team in evaluating how clinicians could help prevent some suicides by asking patients about their access to firearms when they are receiving mental health-related care.   read more...

Capstone Sheds Light on Debt and Homelessness

Does a history of incarceration or legal debt predict homelessness? A study led by Jessica Mogk (MPH '18) suggests that it could. Mogk collaborated with Amy Hagopian (HServ, GH), other UW researchers and community partners on the project, her capstone for the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program.   read more...

photo: Health Services at AcademyHealth ARM 2019

Health Services at AcademyHealth ARM 2019

Dozens of Health Services students, faculty, and alumni attended the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Washington, DC from June 2-4, 2019. Our students, faculty, and alumni presented more than 40 poster and podium presentations at ARM, and enjoyed a gathering with prospective students at a local restaurant, Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro.   read more...