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Jeremy L. Sappington

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I believe it is one of the first obligations of a nation's government to assure the availability of comprehensive health services to all its citizens. It is equally the obligation of the citizens of that nation to demand and support the allocation of human and economic resources necessary to make that assurance.
Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Health Services


MSPH   University of North Carolina, 1964   (Health Education & Promotion)
BA   Kansas State University, 1963   (Psychology)

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Jeremy Sappington's teaching reflects the 49 years experience he has in public health and health services. Though semi-retired he still teaches courses in public health management and values and ethics in public health. He is also continuing his work with the Veterans Administration in improving health care delivery systems for veterans.

His primary academic interests continue to be systems analysis, teamwork, and ethical decision making. His new-found free time is now devoted to wetlands conservation, Zen meditation and reading all the great literature he did not have time for while working full-time.

Certificate Program in Public Health Practice

We are working to design and implement a certificate program in public health practice that will meet the educational needs of front line public health employees currently practicing in the northwest. Successful students can finish upon completing the certificate program or apply for application to the Extended Degree Program MPH and have the certificate courses apply toward that degree.

Undergraduate Major in Public Health

We are expanding efforts to recruit undergraduate students into the field of public health. One path is through the undergraduate major.

Integration of Academic Public Health and Public Health Practice through Case Study Development

We are building collaborative relationships between faculty in the Northwest Center for Public Health practice and local health department staff. Center faculty will provide support and consultation to local public health practioners and they will jointly write case studies of the experiences that can be used in teaching public health practice.