The magazine of the UW School of Public Health

Download full issue PDF. Spring/Summer 2017
Volume 34, Number 1

Inside this issue



Speaking Up for Population Health

Speaking Up for Population Health

Editorial by Betty Bekemeier

Growing interest in this approach can be viewed as an opportunity to show new partners how to improve the health of whole populations.

Gateway to Support

Gateway to Support: A Harm Reduction Approach to Opioid Use and Addiction

Student Perspective

Dan Otter's student capstone project helped inform the implementation of safe consumption sites in King County, Washington.

Reviving Our Public Health Systems

Reviving Our Public Health Systems From Critical Condition

Opinion by John Wiesman and Lillian Shirley

Investing in foundational public health and prevention systems is an effective way to transform from an anemic public health system to one that is healthy and thriving.

Bryan Weiner

Close Up: Bryan Weiner

Faculty Perspective

Bryan Weiner, a professor in the Departments of Global Health and Health Services, shares his perspective on the role of implementation science on population health.

Eric King

Close Up: Eric King

Student Perspective

Graduate student Eric King is one of two students on the executive leadership council for the UW Population Health Initiative. King shares his perspectives on our society’s most pressing population health challenges.