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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 Systems and Population Health 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.



Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science

Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science  -  CHIPS

The Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science (CHIPS) is an interdisciplinary research center that works to improve health across communities and the lifespan through innovation, evaluation, and training in health policy and health systems science.

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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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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 Research Groups Outside the University that Involve HSPop Faculty