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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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photo: Health Services Welcomes Latino Center for Health

Health Services Welcomes Latino Center for Health

The University of Washington’s Latino Center for Health has moved to the Department of Health Services within the School of Public Health. It is the first research center in the state that focuses exclusively on issues of Latino health, and is a natural fit for the department, with researchers examining how to increase cancer screening and prevention among Latino populations, how to improve the mental health of Latina immigrant women, and how to improve the health of Latinos in rural areas.   read more...

photo: Dr. India Ornelas Awarded $3 Million R01 to Study Mental Health Disparities in Mexican Immigrant Women

Dr. India Ornelas Awarded $3 Million R01 for Latina Health Disparities

Congratulations to Health Services professor Dr. India Ornelas on being awarded an NIH R01 award for her project "Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): A Randomized Control Trial of an Intervention to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in Mexican Immigrant Women."   read more...

photo: Health Services Alumni Celebration 2018

Health Services Alumni Celebration 2018

We invite you to join our alumni, students, faculty, and staff for the Department of Health Services Alumni Celebration 2018 on Friday January 12 at the Center for Urban Horticulture. It is our great pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Maxine Hayes is our featured speaker for this event, giving a talk entitled "What Rock Formations in Utah Taught Me about Life in Turbulent Times."   read more...