• Sentinel Network

    What is the Sentinel Network?

    The Sentinel Network is an information network linking the healthcare industry with partners in education and training, policymakers and workforce planners to collectively identify and respond to new and changing demand for healthcare workers, skills and roles. Part of the Healthier Washington initiative, the Sentinel Network is a collaboration of state’s Workforce Board and the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies, with funding from Washington’s Health Care Authority.


    In order to know more quickly--and with more certainty--where shortages are occurring and training is most needed during this time of rapid change in the healthcare system, Sentinels in the Network regularly report about workforce demand at their facilities and contribute to the discovery of emerging trends statewide, regionally, and in different healthcare settings. Register to be part of this very important data collection effort!

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  • Healthier Washington

    Symposium recordings now available on their YouTube playlist

    On October 24, the Healthier Washington Symposium brought together hundreds of partners and stakeholders to engage in a conversation about how health systems transformation efforts are impacting individuals, organizations, and our communities.


    Sessions from the symposium were recorded and are now available on their website and the Health Care Authority's YouTube channel.


    Available videos include:

    • Incentivizing quality and value

    • Supporting systems that serve the whole person

    • Our leadership imperative to achieve and sustain a healthier Washington

    • Engaging the entire community to achieve healthier populations

    • Where do we go from here?

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  • Student Projects

    Northwest Center for Public Health Practice supports a variety of graduate student projects in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon

    NWPHTC provides stipends to support graduate public health students in completing practice-based projects in health organizations around the region. These projects fall into two categories—collaborative projects and field placements.   Proposals will be accepted through the first two weeks of every quarter. Students will be funded for the quarter in which they can complete the bulk of their project. 


    Visit their 2015–16 student projects page to view examples of field placement and collaborative projects.


    To request sample project plans and budgets, or to learn more, contact Barbara Rose at barbrose@uw.edu. Proposals will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, attention to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility.

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Welcome to Our Center!

The WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges presents the Allied Health Center of Excellence

In 2009, Washington became the first and only state in the nation to codify Centers of Excellence into state statute (HB1323)

Ten Centers across the state represent a sector strategy to serve as economic development drivers for industries that help grow the state's economy.

The Allied Health Center of Excellence, with regional and statewide leadership activities, serves as a resource to all 34 community and technical colleges, K-12 Health Science, business / industry partners, plus identified government entities to ensure a continuous pipeline of new healthcare professionals.


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