The magazine of the UW School of Public Health

Innovative Approaches to Improving the Public's Health, Page 2

Spring/Summer 2012 • Volume 29 Number 1

This issue highlights innovative approaches to public health from the six-state region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Peer-reviewed articles show health departments forming new partnerships, public health practitioners using data in powerful ways, and new technologies expanding the effectiveness of public health.

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Tracking Local Public Health Services to Inform Decision Making

Betty Bekemeier
A practice-based research network builds a database to collect, compare, and share valuable local health department data.


Climate and Health: Oregon’s Public Health Response

Jae Douglas, Mandy Green, Andrea Hamberg, Stacy Vynne
A capacity-building program in Oregon facilitates local planning for climate change risks and consequences.


Investing in a Text Messaging System: A Comparison of Three Solutions

Hilary Karasz, Sharon Bogan
The authors identify factors that health departments should consider when exploring use of texting systems.


Connecting by Telephone: Depression Care for Rural Latinos

Karla Griffin
Researchers study the effectiveness of telephone-based cognitive-behavioral therapy in a rural Latino population.

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