Population Health Initiative Recognizes Its Second Anniversary with Release of Community Report

Dear Friends:

Two years ago, we launched the Population Health Initiative with the goal of bringing our University together with external partners in a more interdisciplinary and collaborative way to speed progress toward improving health and well-being here and around the world. Our vision is grand in scale, but our work proceeds in the knowledge that ultimately, it is the health of communities — and the people in them — that matters.

Quality Healthcare for All Through Partnerships and Innovation: Nepal-UW Symposium

How can mutually beneficial global collaborations help find solutions to real-world problems? What are innovative approaches to sustainable collaborations?

The recent "UW-Nepal Partnerships in Health Innovation: Multi-Disciplinary Collaborations to Advance Population Health" symposium tackled such questions in panel discussions featuring UW and Kathmandu University faculty from multiple disciplines.

Washington Faculty Receives $9.2 Million Award to Prevent HIV Infections in Zimbabwe

Dr. Scott Barnhart, from the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) within the University of Washington Department of Global Health, has received $9.2 million for year 1 of a 5-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help control the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Zimbabwe through expanding voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

Innovation Grant Builds Untraditional Partnerships for Global Health

Landscape architecture, engineering, geography, nursing, dentistry, medicine, and other disciplines all have roles to play in achieving global health, yet many remain largely underrepresented in global health projects. Bringing together these untraditional partners and building long-term collaborative relationships is the aim of a joint University of Washington and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) project that today was awarded the “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation” grant.

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