Ban Homeless Encampment Sweeps During Winter

The Stranger

Unsheltered homelessness is a public health catastrophe. Homeless people are dying daily in King County and Seattle, it’s getting worse, and it’s preventable. Providing shelter or housing sufficient for all unsheltered people is an essential step to turn things around. 

Amy Hagopian, professor of global health and of health systems and population health, is featured.

UW Experts Explain Why Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Armed Conflict is a Public Health Problem

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 created a largescale humanitarian crisis that is intensifying as the conflict persists. Millions of Ukrainians, mostly women and children, have fled the country in what the United Nations calls the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. Tens of thousands of people still in the country are finding themselves without access to food, water, power, or heat.

HS NewsBeat: Labor Unions are Boons for Community Health, Study Finds

Positive influence extends beyond members, Public Health researchers say

Labor unions, whose numbers are at historic lows in the United States, help to build a culture of health in the workplace and beyond, according to a report from the University of Washington School of Public Health. The study was co-authored by Associate Professor Amy Hagopian.

Read the article