Northwest Public Health: Envisioning Healthy People in Sustainable Communities

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.

UW Regents Approve Central Campus Site for Population Health Building to House Collaborative Research and Teaching

By Victor Balta, UW News and Information

The University of Washington Board of Regents on Thursday approved the location for construction of a new building to house the UW’s Population Health Initiative. The centrally located site will bring together the work of the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Department of Global Health and parts of the School of Public Health while creating easy access for collaborators from other departments across campus and guests from around the world.

New Endowed Professorship for Study of Population Health

Two long-time SPH faculty members, Stephen Bezruchka and Mary Anne Mercer, established a unique and timely endowed professorship. The Bezruchka Family Endowed Professorship for the Public Understanding of Population Health seeks to fund a distinguished scholar focused on the study, teaching and dissemination of knowledge about population health. The new fund will continue the couple’s legacy as activists and defenders of underserved and under-resourced communities.

The Seattle Times: Population Health is a Moral Imperative — Here’s How We’ll Solve Local and Global Problems

By Ana Mari Cauce and Ali H. Mokdad

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s recent gift for construction of a population-health facility will greatly advance the interdisciplinary and collaborative work of our faculty members, students, partners and collaborators across the UW, the region and the world.

University of Washington Population Health Initiative Receives Transformative Gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

FROM: Victor Balta

University of Washington


The University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, which aims to bring together the research and resources of the UW and partners around the Puget Sound and beyond to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, has received a significant vote of support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the university announced Tuesday.

UW President Launches University-wide Initiative to Improve Health around the World

On May 3, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce invited the University community and our partners to join in the development of an ambitious 25-year vision to advance the health and well-being of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and beyond.