The magazine of the UW School of Public Health

Fall/Winter 2004

Volume 21, Number 2

Taking Stock of Public Health in the Northwest

Viewpoint: Reflection and Learning
Paul Wiesner
Dr. Wiesner reflects on the changes in public health during his career at CDC and DeKalb County Health Dept.

Tribal Health Authorities are Essential to Alaska's Public Health
Brian Saylor

Health Disparities Challenge Public Health Among Native Americans
Jim Roberts and Joshua D. Jones

Transforming Public Health in Idaho
Cheryl Juntunen, Maureen Welcker, and Carol Moehrle

Improvement Runs Through Montana's Public Health System
Mary Ann Dunwell, Melanie Reynolds, Jane Smilie, and Gayle Shirley
Web Special Brick by Brick: Montana's Distance Learning

Oregon's Public Health Builds on Coalitions
Elizabeth Rink

Washington Partners Respond to a Food Safety Emergency
Jude Van Buren and Janice Adair

Wyoming's Graying Population Compels Rethinking the Role of Public Health
Beverly Morrow

Putting Where Back into Epidemiology
Richard Hoskins
The author discusses the opportunities and challenges that come with the use of geographical information system maps.

In the News
Tracking Infectious Disease Across Borders; New Environmental Health Training Module; Hot Topics in Preparedness Forums

Annotated Resources on Topics in this Issue
Laura Larsson and Yuki Durham
This brief list of resources has been selected from an extensive online list covering BSE, public health competencies and performance standards, aging, Native Americans, and community coalition building.

Northwest Region at a Glance: Selected Public Health Indicators

From the Dean

From the Editor

Letter to the Editor

SPHCM Spotlight on Research