Public Health Practice

Guardians of our spaces

School of Public Health alumna turns personal experiences and education into advocacy and action for UW custodians 

Seattle's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Results in Improved Public Health Outcomes

A new study has determined that Seattle's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) has had numerous positive impacts since going into effect in 2018. A team of researchers from Public Health—Seattle & King County, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute recently completed a multi-faceted evaluation of the tax’s effect on public health outcomes and economic impact.

Joyce E. Tapley creates culture of community health

For her distinguished service and achievement across public health, Tapley is the 2022 recipient of the Alumni Impact Award, the highest honor awarded to a graduate of the University of Washington School of Public Health.