The following videos highlight projects and activities in our department. You can find more videos at the School of Public Health's YouTube Channel.
Victoria Breckwich Vásquez on the value of working with "promatores", September 17, 2015
Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Director of Community Engagement and Education at the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH) at the University of Washington School of Public Health, talks about the value of working with "promatores," or community health promoters, in the Latino community. Read more.
UW | 360: Healthy Neighborhoods (Howard Frumkin), December 12, 2013
Visit with the School of Public Health to find out what makes a healthy neighborhood.
The Power of Philanthropy, April 25, 2016
Private donations make a profound difference to the countless people who benefit from the School’s commitment to excellent science, shared passion, and enduring impact. PhD student Jane Pouzou is one of the students who are supported with the generous support of the Russell L. Castner Endowed Research Fund.
Lessening Risks to Dairy Farm Workers, December 21, 2015
Sara Mar, BS 2017 in Environmental Health, researched if dairy farms could reduce pesticide use through adopting integrated pest management systems, lessening exposure risks to workers. Her internship was with the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, part of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
Compassion for community — Be a World of Good, October 9, 2015.
One four-legged friend at a time, Ph.D. student Dr. Heather Fowler is leveraging her education to give back as a volunteer veterinarian for the pets of low-income and homeless Seattleites. Learn more about how she’s protecting her profession while serving her community at the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic.
Protecting Forests to Ensure the Quality of Our Drinking Water, January 20, 2015
The majority of Washington State's drinking water comes from forested watersheds. Forest practices - including timber harvest, road construction, and herbicide application - can affect water quality. Although state regulations are designed to protect our natural resources, additional strategies can further safeguard our drinking water sources. Graduate student Jonathan Nagata (MS 2015) worked with the Washington State Department of Health to develop and coordinate a series of workshops to help water treatment operators and managers implement these source water protection strategies. Nagata was an MS candidate in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW School of Public Health and an MPA candidate in the UW Evans School of Public Affairs.
Staying Healthy While Raising Urban Chickens, December 17, 2014
More and more city folk are raising chickens in their backyards. Veterinarian Heather Fowler tells us how to lessen the risks of contracting Salmonella from these feathered friends. Heather is a PhD student in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW School of Public Health.
Building Up: Investing in Those Most at Risk, September 28, 2016
The Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council’s King County Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) program provides trades-related job skills toward a construction industry apprentice. It's a grueling 11-week program for students, who are “at risk” in more ways than one. Health and safety training are provided during PACE by the Worker Training Program in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences through a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Wwe want to ensure that these first-time employees in a high-hazard industry will return home to their families at night, safe and sound.
Safe Workplaces: Monitoring for Health Hazards, August 13, 2014
The University of Washington School of Public Health helps businesses keep their employees safe in the workplace. Allison Crollard, an industrial hygienist from the Field Research and Consultation Group in the Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, measures worker exposure to a chemical used in the paint sprayed on aerospace parts. Learn more about the Field Research and Consultation Group.
Continuing Education Programs: Advancing Safety, Health and Sustainability in the Workplace, March 4, 2014
Sustainability is becoming an integral part of normal operations, of how businesses offer success, and has brought new responsibilities for environmental health and safety professionals. The Continuing Education Program--through the development of several courses and programs--will help advance the knowledge and expertise for our environmental health and safety professionals.
The Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety, October 13, 2015
The University of Washington School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences provides unique training opportunities through resources provided by the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (NWCOHS). These “ERC trainees” come to the UW to study dynamic, interesting and emerging occupational health issues and have the opportunity to work in areas, and with researchers that meet a host of regional needs. The NWCOHS training and research is designed to provide trainees with newly acquired skills and knowledge on injury prevention and surveillance systems, medical treatment and case management, and exposure assessment technologies to maintain safe and healthful workplaces in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, December 24, 2014
The Pacific Northwest Agricultural and Health (PNASH) Center conducts research and promotes best health and safety practices for Northwest producers and workers in farming, fishing and forestry. Affiliated with the University of Washington's School of Public Health, PNASH integrates expertise from multiple disciplines, institutions and community partners.
Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research Center: Looking For Answers About Pesticides...Together, October 16, 2013
Researchers at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have been working with communities in the Yakima Valley of Washington State to better understand the health risks of pesticide exposure. They have also been providing information to farmworker families on how they can better protect themselves from pesticide exposure. This digital story provides perspectives from community members who participated in this research project that started in 1998. The Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research Center is no longer funded.
UW 360: Diesel Exhaust, April 2012
New insights into air quality and how diesel exhaust can affect our health.
Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health: The Return, June 8, 2011
"The Return" grew out of a research project conducted by the Native Tradition, Environment And Community Health (TEACH) Partnership in Washington State. The NIEHS Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health and Northwest Indian College (NWIC) collaborated on the project. The film presents a traditional story, read by a student from NWIC and accompanied by images taken by NWIC student interns. The research project sought to identify the core concepts of environmental health in a Native context. These three concepts are presented in the film, along with barriers to achieving health and wellness in Native communities.