Local Health Department Learning Laboratory

The Public Health Institute (PHI) and the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and the are collaborating on a “learning laboratory” to support local health departments who are considering transitioning from clinical services to more population-based strategies that address the social determinants of health.

The project’s main activities include developing case studies of health departments that have successfully transitioned away from offering varying levels of clinical services; recruiting teams of public health leaders and their community partners to tackle these issues; and creating toolkits and additional resources to help others successfully navigate these changes.

Background information can be found here:



The application, which is due August 30, 2018, can be found here:

Local Health Department Learning Laboratory Application