Translating remarkable advances in new medicines, vaccines, and diagnostic tools into practice that improve people’s lives on the ground can often be slow or uneven. To gain understanding of tools to effectively tackle this “know-do gap,” 72 students from 17 countries participated in UW Department of Global Health’s “Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health” intensive course.
A project by the University of Washington, in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, has received a five-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to jump-start stalled declines in child mortality by improving interventions delivered at or near the time of birth.
By University of Washington
For two billion people around the planet, anemia, weakness and malaise are part of daily life.
These symptoms are part of living with soil-transmitted helminths – more commonly known as intestinal worms – that inhabit victims’ bellies, sapping their nutrients and stunting their physical and cognitive development.
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.
What if we had a systematic approach to bringing research findings to on-the-ground settings around the world? What if we could ensure that research findings did more than just populate academic journals, and in fact, improved health for millions of people?
Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health Course Accepting Applications
Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017 (Mon-Fri, 9 am- 5 pm) – Core didactic sessions
Sept. 5-8, 2017 (Mon-Fri, 9 am–noon) – Mentored protocol development (optional – must participate in week one)
Home to the world's first PhD program in implementation science, the School of Public Health's DeWorm3 project is turning research into action to interrupt the transmission of intestinal parasitic worms in developing countries.
Dr. Bradley Wagenaar, Acting Instructor of Global Health and graduate of the University of Washington’s PhD program in epidemiology, recently received a nine-month, $45,000 grant from Partners in Health (PIH) to help catalyze applied research activities in Liberia.
In his new role as director of research for PIH, Dr. Wagenaar will guide development of an applied implementation science and health systems research program. PIH has worked in Liberia since the Ebola outbreak in 2014, delivering primary care through a number of clinics in Maryland, Grand Gedeh and Grand Kru counties.
By the School of Public Health
Testing the children of HIV-infected adults already receiving care may efficiently diagnose HIV-infected children before they exhibit symptoms, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
By referring HIV-infected parents to have their children tested, researchers revealed many untested older children and found that prevalence of HIV was high. This new active referral model significantly increased the rate of pediatric testing with limited additional costs to health systems.
The Role of Implementation Science Training in Global Health: From the Perspective of Graduates of the Field's First Dedicated Doctoral Program
Students of the University of Washington Department of Global Health's PhD in Metrics and Implementation Science are the first class of global health practitioners to combine the study of effective programming with the science of proper implementation.