How do we connect what we know about population health with what we do to improve it? The 2017 issue of Northwest Public Health examines the ties between social determinants and population health outcomes, and the successful policies, systems changes, interventions, innovations, and strategies being used to improve the health of whole populations.
Articles in this issue add to the evidence about population health improvement, and provide inspiring examples of how our partners in practice and academia are applying new strategies for impact. Topics covered in this issue include: depression care in the rural Northwest, homeless LGBTQ youth and marijuana use, opioid addiction, workforce training and systems changes, implementation science, Foundational Public Health Services, and childhood lead exposure prevention.
Included are three Department of Global Health faculty members:
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, AIMS Center Director, Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Adjunct Professor in the departments of Global Health and Health Services, p. 4-5.
Bryan Weiner, PhD, Professor in the departments of Global Health and Professor of Health Services, p. 16-17
Cory Morin, Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health, p. 19