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Talking climate change and human health – right here in Shaw-Smyser

Thank you to Kittitas County Medical Society and to Dr. Sara Cate, for bringing us a powerful talk on what Dr. Cate called a medical emergency. Even as she emphasized the urgency of environmental and human health impacts, Dr. Cate … Continue reading

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Seniors presenting community data to community agencies. THIS is public health at Central!

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What a terrific morning of PUBH 470 final presentations of the 2017 Kittitas County Community Health Assessment survey results! We had visitors from Kittitas County Public Health, Kittitas Valley Healthcare, Community Health of Central Washington, and Comprehensive Healthcare, as well … Continue reading

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New job announcement!

Nice start to my Monday morning: The first email I see shares a new full-time job opportunity that could just be ideal for one of our CWU Public Health grads. As always, I’m reminded of the breadth of work settings … Continue reading

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Public Health Thank You Day – Monday Nov 21!

Think you owe something to public health? Go ahead and thank a public health person! November 21 is Public Health Thank You Day. Click here to learn a few reasons why we might want to recognize the work of public … Continue reading

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New positions and training opportunities

Been out in the field for a year or two? Maybe even have a master’s? Enjoy working with children and families? Interested in a move to the Southwest? Take a look at the announcement for a Case Manager position in … Continue reading

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Great news for public health: Our nutrition facts label is changing – in three years

First lady Michelle Obama announced an important public health win yesterday: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is changing the nutrition facts label in some significant ways, The new changes take effect for large manufactures on July 26, 2018. Smaller … Continue reading

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Great Changes Happening for CWU Public Health!

PH major moving to new departmental home: You may have heard a bit about this news on the wind, but now it’s official! As of July 1, 2016, the Purser Building will hold a new department – Health Sciences. Your … Continue reading

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Happy May – and some current PH thinking!

How about a few words on political apathy and public health issues – straight from Georges Benjamin, the current Executive Director of APHA? Next up – a quick (3-minute) video on Healthier Washington, with key policymakers discussing an important pilot … Continue reading

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Community Health Worker training starts Thursday – FREE, and here at CWU!

The Washington State Dept of Health offers a Community Health Worker (CHW) Training, and we are bringing it to campus. Training starts Thurs April 13 with a 9am to 3pm Opening Day, follows up with several weeks of small, straightforward … Continue reading

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Terrific CDC Resource – State-specific Prevention Status Reports!

Wow! Just received word about an excellent resource in the CDC Weekly Digest Bulletin email: the Prevention Status Reports for 2015. Take a look and consider how local public health folks – and public health students – might use these … Continue reading

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