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Rising Change-makers and Leaders in Health

Three students from the University of Washington’s School of Public Health study local communities and their health experiences. These scholars complete their practicum, internship, or capstone requirement while gaining the opportunity to closely connect with PHPDA grantees. 

Their applied project can identify a specific local population whose health indicators demonstrate health access or outcome disparities, a systemic policy or practice that leads to health inequities, or can focus on an aspect of PHPDA’s grantmaking program and processes. Their deep dive studies provide insight for PHPDA’s grantmaking and funding priorities and processes.

Advocating for Community Based Participatory Funding for Community Health Workers in Rural King County Washington

Claire Rater, 2023 Scholar

Promoting Preventative Oral Care for Individuals with Behavioral Health Disorders

Rebecca Lazer, 2023 Scholar

Facilitators and Barriers to Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care to Increase Mental Health Utilization and Access in the Asian American Community

Lina Truong, MPH, 2022 Scholar

Leigh Kronsnoble, MPHc, 2023 Capstone Project

Understanding Healthcare Services Distribution among King County CBOs Serving Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Sarah Hicks, 2021 Scholar