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Sustaining diabetes self-management programs: Community members speak

– Ideas flowed at a conference on maintaining the benefits of a community health program, writes Anne Renz.

Ideas flowed at a conference on maintaining the benefits of a community health program, writes Anne Renz by Anne Renz, MPH, Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) project manager…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/aug/sustaining-diabetes-self-management-programs-community-members-speak/

Gun violence is a public health crisis: How should we respond?

– Reflecting on the Florida mass shooting, Dr. Eric B. Larson asks if we’re ready to make changes around guns and gun-related research.

Reflecting on the Florida mass shooting, Dr. Eric B. Larson asks if we’re ready to make changes around guns and gun-related research. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, Group Health Res…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/gun-violence-public-health-crisis-how-should-we-respond/

CCHE mourns the passing of founding director Bill Beery

– Members of the Center for Community Health and Evaluation at GHRI remember Bill’s leadership, mentoring, and humor. Bill passed away on July 5.

Bill Beery, MPH, founding director of Group Health Research Institute’s Center for Community Health and Evaluation In this issue  Behavioral health team wins 2016 Birnbaum award…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/bill-beery/

Big data plus real-world context equals community health improvements

– Carly Levitz, GHRI research associate and data geek, tells her secret for getting the full story of a community health program.

Carly Levitz, GHRI research associate and data geek, tells her secret for getting the full story of a community health program. by Carly Levitz, research associate, Center for Co…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/big-data-plus-real-world-context-equals-community-health-improvements/

Don’t wait: Dr. Leana Wen urges public health action now

– Dr. Paula Lozano shares inspirational moments from Dr. Leana Wen’s visit to Group Health. See short videos of Dr. Wen, with her full talk to come.

Drs. Leana Wen and Eric B. Larson at Group Health Research Institute, June 27, 2016. Dr. Paula Lozano shares inspirational moments from Dr. Leana Wen’s visit to Group Health. See s…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/dont-wait-dr-leana-wen-urges-public-health-action-now/

Dr. Leana Wen: Better care is not our biggest health challenge

– In a Seattle Times op-ed, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen calls on the city to tackle poverty, violence, and racism to improve health.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Leana Wen, nationally acclaimed TED speaker and health commissioner for the city of Baltimore.  Dr. Leana Wen at TedMed 2014 presenting "What your doctor won…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/leana-wen-better-care-not-biggest-health-challenge/

From war to Group Health: The journey of Stefan Golston

– Katie Fritcher used her history training to uncover the story of the Golstons, who became a Group Health family thanks to Hilde Birnbaum.

Image from cover of To Serve the Greatest Number: A History of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound by Walt Crowley. Keynote speaker: Dr. Leana Wen, nationally acclaimed TED sp…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/june/war-group-health-journey-stefan-golston/

As Obamacare expands access, clinics use team care to adapt

– When more people are covered, clinics have more patients. Maggie Jones writes that safety net clinics are adjusting, supported by private foundations.

A health screening clinic in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros. Keynote speaker: Dr. Leana Wen, nationally acclaimed TED speaker and health commissioner for the city of Baltim…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/may/obamacare-expands-access-clinics-use-team-care-adapt/

Saddle up and join me for Bike Everywhere month

– Group Health supports Bike Everywhere in May. Draft off Rob Penfold as he offers tips, ride suggestions, and encouragement.

Bike Everywhere May is Bike Everywhere month Join Cascade Bicycle Club for the Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge May 1–31, Bike Everywhere Day May 20, and free comm…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/april/saddle-and-join-me-bike-everywhere-month/

What if a street map could show how healthily people eat?

– UW and GHRI researchers have come up with innovative maps that illustrate the link between wealth accumulation and diet quality.

UW and GHRI researchers have come up with innovative maps that illustrate the link between wealth accumulation and diet quality. Imagine you’re creating a program to encourage pe…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/what-if-street-map-could-show-how-healthily-people-eat/

Highlighting social determinants of health—beyond the usual suspects

– At the June 27 Birnbaum Lecture and beyond, GHRI focuses on social factors that shape our communities’ well-being.

At the June 27 Birnbaum Lecture and beyond, GHRI focuses on social factors that shape our communities’ well-being. I had an amazing experience a few years ago. I helped produce t…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/highlighting-social-determinants-health-beyond-usual-suspects/

Better together: Dyad structure is key in health department’s success

– Evaluators find Seattle/King Country Public Health nails a whopping 22 of its 24 strategies in a $25 million initiative to improve public health.

Video Center for Community Health and Evaluation: Group Health Research Institute (YouTube, 5:11)   Evaluators find Seattle / King County Public Health nails a whopping …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/jan-2016/better-together-dyad-structure-key-health-departments-success/

Public health on the big screen in Chicago

– Center for Community Health and Evaluation researchers star in a video about achieving real changes in health care.

Diana Charbonneau describes CCHE’s findings from evaluating National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health leadership training program. Read it in Healthy Findings. …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/public-health-big-screen-chicago/

CCHE finds National Leadership Academy helps leaders and communities

– Diana Charbonneau describes CCHE’s findings from evaluating National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health leadership training program.

Diana Charbonneau describes CCHE’s findings from evaluating National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health leadership training program. By Diana Charbonneau, MA, a senior res…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/december/cche-finds-national-leadership-academy-helps-leaders-and-communities/

Community-health evaluations reap greater success when grant makers use a participatory approach

– For underrepresented communities especially, partnering with grantees makes sense, says CCHE’s Maggie Jones.

For underrepresented communities especially, partnering with grantees makes sense, says CCHE’s Maggie Jones. by Maggie Jones, MPH, evaluation services manager at the Center for C…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/nov-2015/community-health-evaluations-reap-greater-success-when-grant-makers-use-participatory-approach/

Advancing community health improvement with ‘population dose’

– Dr. Allen Cheadle describes how CCHE’s new Healthy Dose Toolkit makes it easier to design and evaluate community health initiatives.

Dr. Allen Cheadle describes how CCHE’s new Healthy Dose Toolkit makes it easier to design and evaluate community health initiatives By Allen Cheadle, PhD, director of the Center …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/oct-2015/advancing-community-health-improvement-population-dose/

When patients become researchers

– Two Group Health members talk about what it was like to be co-investigators on a study from the national Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Left to right: Michele Robbins, Dr. Clarissa Hsu, and Janice Tufte. Two Group Health members talk about what it was like to be co-investigators on a study from the national Patient…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/when-patients-become-researchers/

Neighborhood Health Link—Connect to gyms, playgrounds, and healthy cooking classes

– Explore healthy living in Washington’s two most populous counties with Neighborhood Health Link, an online resource sponsored by Group Health.

Neighborhood Health Link   Explore healthy living in Washington’s two most populous counties with Neighborhood Health Link, an online resource sponsored by Group Health …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/neighborhood-health-link-your-puget-sound-connection-gyms-playgrounds-and-healthy-cooking-classes/

If you can’t bike to work … bus!

– As we close out National Bike Month, Michelle Chapdelaine has a confession: She’s never biked to work. And she doesn't feel compelled to try.

As we close out National Bike Month, Michelle Chapdelaine has a confession: She’s never biked to work. And she doesn't feel compelled to try.  I’m a University of Washington stud…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/05/if-you-cant-bike-work-bus/

Diabetes workshops in underserved communities set to launch this year

– Dr. Katherine Newton reports that three Washington community health organizations will offer peer-led, diabetes self-management workshops.

From Group Health Living Well workshops Read about the program offered to Group Health members in Western Washington.   A Spanish-language version of this article is a…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/diabetes-workshops-underserved-communities-set-launch-year/

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