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Research and Practice Centers/Programs

Understanding the determinants of health in populations, how to prevent disease and how to promote health are important facets of the Department of Health Services mission. The faculty support that mission through their involvement in a broad range of activities centered around health services research and practice. They share a long-standing, and successful track record of securing government and private support for projects that range in scope from the local and regional, to the national and international. Much of that work is facilitated by centers and programs that bring investigators, students and others together around topics of mutual interest.

Health Promotion Research Center

Health Promotion Research Center  -  HPRC

The Health Promotion Research Center conducts community-based dissemination research on healthy aging and reduction of health disparities, with a focus on five areas: older adult physical health, falls prevention, older adult depression management, workplace health promotion, and cancer prevention and control. In collaboration with partners in diverse communities and settings, the center develops, tests, and disseminates innovative health promotion strategies in Washington State, the Pacific Northwest, and the nation. HPRC is one of 33 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice  -  NWCPHP

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, NWCPHP provides training, research, and evaluation for state, local, and tribal public health in six Pacific Northwest states—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

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Latino Center for Health

Latino Center for Health  -  LCH

The mission of the Latino Center for Health is to provide leadership in promoting the health and well-being of Latinos in Washington State, regionally and nationally, across the lifespan. Through innovative community-engaged, interdisciplinary research in the areas of physical and mental health, occupational and environmental health and violence and injury prevention, the Latino Center for Health helps inform practice and policies that advance meaningful improvements in the health of diverse Latino communities in culturally responsive ways.

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Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology

Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology   -  PHENoM

The Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (PHEnOM) aims to facilitate intellectual activities within the Department of Health Services in the fields of health economics, econometrics and methodology development in outcomes research and to engage researchers in allied fields

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Seattle Quality of Life Group

Seattle Quality of Life Group  -  SeaQOL

The Seattle Quality of Life Group works to improve the health and quality of life of children, youth, and adults by advancing the development, acceptance, and use of self-reported measures of health and quality of life.

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Web Sites for Other UW Research Programs That Involve Health Services Faculty

Web Sites for Research Groups Outside the University that Involve Health Services Faculty