University of Washington School of Public Health

What Is Public Health?



Ensuring clean air and water; disease prevention; screening for health risks; dealing with obesity, violence, and depression -- these are just some of the ways the students and faculty of the UW School of Public Health are making the world safer and healthier.

Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time.
— C. Everett Koop