Population Health Initiative
At the University of Washington, we believe improving population health worldwide is a moral imperative, driven by our public mission of service to all.
That is why President Ana Mari Cauce has brought together the University community and others to create a groundbreaking initiative that will advance the health of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and beyond.
Together, we can create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Population health defined
We believe population health is defined by three major pillars — human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity — and that our work must address the challenges that arise where these pillars intersect.
The initiative put forth the three following grand challenges in 2017 to help channel our efforts to incubate and advance key population health-related programs, projects and partnerships.