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Upstream Health Leadership Training: Restoring Health to Healthcare

  • UW South Campus Center 1601 Northeast Columbia Road Seattle, WA, 98195 United States (map)

"Right now many people, in their thinking about health in our country, think about individual behaviors as the core of it. Eat less meat, don’t smoke, and that kind of thing. I think that we have to ask: Why are people behaving in certain ways? And so you have to enlarge the circle to think about the context in which those individual behaviors arise. And then you have to even go beyond that to ask: Why are there certain people in certain contexts? And why do we have the range of contexts that we have? And then outside of that: What creates different neighborhoods? What creates different classes?"    - Dr Camara Jones MD, PhD, MPH Morehouse School of Medicine

Despite spending more on healthcare than the rest of the world combined, the United States lags behind 30-60 countries in various health outcomes. Much of this can be attributed to the social determinants of society that are disadvantageous to the majority.

WHO: anyone who cares about our health as a society and is curious as to why our health outcomes are so much worse than other westernised countries, and how we can work to improve them.

WHY:  to develop a community of like-minded people and facilitate working groups with the aim of improving health and well-being for our communities.

WHAT: this is a series of community-building and population health production courses conceived by the Upstream Health Leadership Training team.  This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka from the UW School of Public Health, as well as other community leaders and co-sponsored by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

We ALL need to re-focus our efforts on creating a healthy society.


  • Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Workshop & dinner
  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018: 8:30 - 4.30pm Workshop & lunch

TO REGISTER (space is limited to 30 participants): 

  1. Please pay a non-refundable fee of $25 indicating your full name & "UHLTreg"to our PayPal account:
  2. Send us an email with your bio to & include:
    1. What you do
    2. What you hope to accomplish by attending
    3. What resources/ groups you hope to share

Tuition (includes registration fee) is sliding scale based on your income percentile, and is priced to cover costs.  Here is a link to a income percentile calculator :

  1. Top 10%ile income: $100
  2. 80-90%ile: $60
  3. 50-80%ile: $40
  4. 0-50%ile: $25

For those with limited ability to pay, write to: to apply for a scholarship.  Donations for scholarships welcome.  Payments can be sent to  and please add "scholarship fund."

The UHLT Team: Stephen Bezruchka, Setsuko Hosoda, Jordan Seto, Etch Haring, Maritza Farrant & Yousself Azami