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Environment_advisers Job opportunity UW Earth Day student coordinator

The UW Earth Day student coordinator will work with the College of the Environment, UW Sustainability, the Campus Sustainability Fund and campus student groups to help plan and coordinate the 2019 UW Earth Day celebrations. This student will recruit and lead passionate, multi-disciplinary and diverse student volunteers in a planning committee to help determine Earth Day programming, and will also coordinate volunteers for the event.

The goal of this year’s Earth Day is to be an inclusive, diverse event that incorporates a focus on social and environmental justice and engages members of campus who are traditionally underrepresented in discussions and actions around sustainability. Event programming may include interactive arts, live performance and inspirational speakers to create a multi-dimensional event to attract students from across campus.

This role will require a highly-organized individual to manage planning and committee coordination. Areas of responsibility will include working with administration and student volunteers around event management, outreach, volunteer coordination and more.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Excellent communication and task management skills required
  • Organize and lead student Earth Day planning committee
  • Work with UW Sustainability and College of the Environment staff and provide regular updates on committee activities
  • Manage student volunteers working on programming, outreach, event coordination and more; and delegate tasks as required
  • Network with students across campus for promotion and involvement
  • Strong commitment and passion for diversity, inclusivity, and collaborative problem-solving.
  • The Earth Day Student Coordinator will be expected to work 5-10 hours a week, with an immediate start through the end of April. Pay is $16/hour.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, micz.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, while striving to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access and opportunity for all. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Job is posted on our blog here: https://green.uw.edu/blog/2019-01/job-opportunity-earth-day-student-coordinator

And is in the UW Handshake app here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2326516

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ASP Success Coaches- Winter 2019

ASP is excited to share our three new Academic Success Coaches, along with our continuing coach from last year, with you all. Thank you to those who helped advertise and refer students our way.

We have expanded hours and are excited about the background and experiences our coaches bring with them to support all students.

Sign up online:

http://webster.uaa.washington.edu/asp/website/get-help/academic-success-coach/

 

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Volunteers for Research Projects

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Advisers OWRC Writing and Research Support for UW Students

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for UW students, faculty, and staff. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range a disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Learn more about our tutors and librarians here.

The OWRC also offers

Support for International and Multilingual Students

  • Targeted Learning Communities (TLCs): Weekly, small group tutoring for three to five international and multilingual students from the same course. TLC groups support students’ classroom learning, combine personal goals with academic goals, and create long-term learning communities. Sign-ups available through January 23!

Support for Graduate Students

  • Dissertation Writing Retreat: Week-long, writing retreat designed to support graduate students interested in making significant progress on their dissertation. The retreat consists of presentations, workshops, solo writing time and daily sessions with a peer tutor.
  • Open Writing Circles: Weekly, writing group meetings for writers working on long-term projects. Writers meet in Allen Research Commons to sit and write together to provide light structure, goal-setting, and some companionship. Writing Circles are held on Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm and Thursdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, in Allen Research Commons.

Satellite Site Tutoring

  • Allen Research Commons: Drop-in sessions for graduate student writers working on long-term projects. Sessions are exclusively drop-in and cannot be booked in advance.
  • Health Sciences Library: Writing consultations for Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students.
  • College of Education: Writing consultations for College of Education undergraduate and graduate students.

The OWRC also offers support to direct to instructors and departments through class visits, peer review workshops, and by-appointment consultations with the OWRC director. For more information on these support services, click here.

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Advisers Connect with student leaders from Southern Africa

Join us for inspiring conversations on local and global themes with visiting student leaders from southern Africa!

Roundtable Discussions on Southern Africa
Wednesday, February 23
5:30-7:30pm (arrive any time – conversations will be ongoing!)
University of Washington, Odegaard Library Room 220
Refreshments will be served

Register: https://fiutsroundtable.eventbrite.com

This event brings together participants in the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Civic Engagement from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with individuals from the Seattle area.

Discussion topics will include human rights, gender issues, public health, youth and education, and more. Learn about these young leaders’ successes, hopes, and challenges as they create initiatives to improve their home communities, and share your own experiences and ideas for resources that might be useful or inspiring to them.

More information about the FIUTS SUSI program: www.fiuts.org/susi

FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)
www.fiuts.org

This event is sponsored by FIUTS, the Center for Global Studies, and UW Libraries

Email ellen for more information

Ellen Frierson

Manager of Education Programs

FIUTS: Foundation for International Understanding Through Students

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Advisers 2 ways to get involved this winter: Democracy through Dialogue!

Undergraduates of all perspectives and backgrounds encouraged to apply to either or both programs! The next priority deadline for both programs is January 21st.

Democracy through Dialogue is offering four one-session dialogues for undergraduates this Winter! Dinner is provided. Apply to one or more! The topics are #Metoo Movement, Negotiating our Identities, Socio-economic Class at the UW, and Climate Change & Responsibility.

The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series on Free Speech is an opportunity for twelve UW undergraduates of different backgrounds and perspectives to have ongoing (5-session) dialogue about an issue they all care about – over dinner.

Deep-Dive Dialogue Series on Free Speech occurs:

  • Mondays, February 4, 11, 25, March 11, April 8th (2019): 5-7pm

Between March 11th and April 8th, there will likely be another meeting/outing that your group does together at a time convenient for you and without the facilitators.

DtD one-session dialogues occur:

  • Wednesday, February 13th, 5-8pm: #Metoo Movement | Socio-economic Class at UW
  • Friday, February 25th, 5-8pm: Negotiating our Identities | Climate Change & Responsibility

Next priority deadline for both experiences – January 21st! Feel free to apply for both.

Space is limited to 12 people per group. As always, our goal will be to comprise a group of students whose perspectives and backgrounds reflect many walks of life, but who have interest in the same issue/topic. Please know that if you are not invited to this series simply because of the need to balance the group, there will be other ways to stay involved!

Please look for the applications on the website at www.uw.edu/carlson/dialogue.

For questions, email engage.

Our best,

Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

171 Mary Gates Hall

Box 352803

Seattle, WA 98195

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PhD Panel Tomorrow, January 10

The Jackson School is hosting a PhD Panel event tomorrow, January 10, from 1 – 2 p.m. in Thomson 317.

We will have 4 current PhD students speak as panelists to answer questions and share their experience. While our panelists are JSIS students, this event is open to everyone and is intended to discuss PhD programs and preparation in general terms.

In addition to answering questions, panelists will discuss:

· Motivation to pursue a PhD

· Searching for and evaluating PhD programs

· Preparing for a program

· Research experience and writing a dissertation

· Challenges for PhD students

· General advice

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Advising AdvisorsMaster of Science in Technology Innovation Application Session, Jan. 10, 6 pm

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University of Washington
Master of Science in Technology Innovation

Application Session (online/in person):
January 10, 6-7 pm, Global Innovation Exchange

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Join us at the Application Information Session to learn more about MSTI program. This session will walk you through the admission process and help you feel prepared to complete your application for GIX programs.

You will also have the opportunity to meet GIX faculty, staff, and prospective/current students.
In-person attendees will be offered the opportunity to tour around the GIX building.

Cannot make it in-person? We will provide you with a Zoom link to attend the session virtually.

Throughintensive courses in design thinking, technology development, and entrepreneurship, the Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) at the University of Washington teaches the skills needed to take innovation from concept to development and on to launch.

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Location: Global Innovation Exchange, 12280 NE District Way, Bellevue, WA 98005
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Rogue Farm Corps farmer training programs 2019

Applications are open with no fee through January 15th, 2019 for Rogue Farm Corps’ farmer training programs for seasonal positions in 2019 on diverse, sustainable host farms in 4 chapter locations in Oregon. A $15 application fee starts January 16th through the end of the application period on March 15th, 2019. Please see attached flyer (good for printing or emailing) and program descriptions below.

Rogue Farm Corps Internship Program is a full season entry-level residential internship that combines hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture.

Participants live and learn on a host farm, receiving up to 1,500 hours of on-farm training and learning in-depth skills from their mentor farmer over the course of a farming season. The hands-on, residential training experience is combined with farm tours, classes, and discussion circles throughout the region, as well as an independent study project, and access to lots of resources for further learning. Interns are exposed to a vast array of knowledge and expertise by engaging in the daily life of vibrant, agricultural communities.

The Apprenticeship Program is an advanced program for those with farming experience who are seeking mastery in the art and business of sustainable agriculture. Hands-on training, classes, weekend workshops around the state, an independent study project, and guidance in farm business development will allow participants to gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on their own.

This full-immersion program is designed for those who have completed an internship program with RFC or a similar organization, or have two years of on-farm experience. Apprentices live and learn on a host farm, receive up to two seasons of on-farm training, and learn in-depth skills from their mentor farmer. The rotating two-year curriculum focuses on advanced farming techniques and business planning and management.

Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, mixed operations, and more. For complete program descriptions, host farm profiles, and applications visit http://roguefarmcorps.org

Rogue Farm Corps is committed to an ongoing learning process around privilege, power, inequality and systems of oppression. RFC has a goal of making our programs welcoming to, inclusive of, and accessible to communities who are under-represented as farm operators in Oregon, including women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, low-income individuals and immigrants. Our desire to create a more equitable food system will be reflected in RFC’s programs and collaborations.
 
Applications for RFC program scholarships will be available on our website in early – mid January.

Matt Gordon
Portland Chapter Coordinator / Rogue Farm Corps
(503) 310-5766
roguefarmcorps.org
facebook.com/roguefarmcorps

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International Urban Wildlife Conference in Portland

The International Urban Wildlife Conference will take place June 2-5, 2019 in Portland Oregon at Portland State University. Abstracts may be submitted until January 12, 2019. Travel grants are also available until February 15, 2019. If you are interested in attending this conference, please save the date and prepare now. You can find more information on the official website here: http://urban-wildlife.org/

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UW Democracy through Dialogue: Deep-Dive Dialogue Series

The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series is an opportunity for twelve UW undergraduates of different backgrounds and perspectives to have ongoing (5-session) dialogue about an issue they all care about. Like our one-time dialogues, students will practice the skills necessary to interact constructively across difference; experience personal growth; and hold divergent perspectives before engaging with resolution. The purpose is to work across difference towards a world where there is justice and liberty for all.

Within the extended time-frame, we hope students will:

  • Learn about one another’s lived experiences
  • Come to understand one another’s motivations, concerns, and hopes
  • Wrestle with challenging questions, points of disagreement, and competing priorities
  • Map a co-created understanding of the topic and avenues for change

We hope you will apply by the priority deadline of January 1st! Details below.

The Basics:

The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series is a 5-session cross-perspective endeavor to communicate and co-create regarding an issue critical to our campus and community. A simple dinner is provided.

  • Mondays, February 4, 11, 25, March 11, April 8th (2019): 5-7pm
  • Between March 11th and April 8th, there will likely be another meeting/outing that your group does together at a time convenient for you and without the facilitators.

The application has yet to go up, but we will be including a section prior to January 1st in which early applicants can vote for various topics they personally would like to focus on!

Space is limited to only 12 students. As always, our goal will be to comprise a group of students whose perspectives and backgrounds reflect many walks of life, but who have interest in the same issue/topic. Please know that if you are not invited to this series simply because of the need to balance the group, there will be other ways to stay involved!

Please look for the application on the website at www.uw.edu/carlson/dialogue next week.

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Limited availability: How international education can help you land the job

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The first 50 students who apply to The GREEN Program this month will receive a FREE copy of our TGP Career Toolkit

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💸 A gift that can’t be wrapped: Tips to fundraise your trip over the holidays

*The GREEN Program application fee has been removed as of December 6, 2018

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Join us on Tuesday, December 18, for an exclusive look into the 21st century workforce. We will be joined with impact industry experts to uncover how to land your dream job that is maximizing your leadership and professional potential.

This TGP Talk is only available to accepted TGP students & TGP Alumni
*This event will be capped at 100 tickets | RSVP here

Attendees will be included in a raffle to receive a personal career coaching session with Sofia, too!

Here’s what we’ll cover:

· What it means to be a leader in the 21st-century workforce: how are social impact driven careers evolving?

· Networking: Why it is important and how to do it right

· What you need to be doing now to land the career you want

· How to make your resume stand out

· Interviews: Landing the first introduction to rocking the final round

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Thomas L. Dickson 2019 Scholarship

I am the Scholarship Coordinator for the Dickson Frohlich Law Office. I would like to inform you about our scholarship renewal and invite your students to partake in our 2019 Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 Scholarship.

At the Dickson Frohlich Law Office, we strongly feel that a great education is one of the most important benefits for young people today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $1,000.00 college scholarship to the winner of our video essay competition.

All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2019-2020 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship deadline is May 20th, 2019.

Our scholarship page contains all the eligibility requirements, and may be found here: https://www.dicksonlegal.com/scholarship/
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Global Health Business Case Competition – Registration Now OPEN!

Registration for the 2019 Global Health Business Case Competition is now open!


About the Global Health Business Case Competition:
This competition builds on the traditional business school case competition model by bringing together students from multiple disciplines including business, engineering, area studies and health sciences in a competitive environment. Instead of addressing a typical management or supply chain issue, students will instead tackle a critical global health challenge.

Watch this video to learn more…

Competition Details

Contact Josia Kraft with any questions: jgkraft@uw.edu

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Stefansson Memorial Lecture: Learning From the Northern Peoples

We are pleased to invite you to the Stefansson Memorial Lecture: “Learning From The Northern Peoples” by Prof. Leslie King.

Arctic explorers sometimes credited their survival and exploration successes to the knowledge they gained from Indigenous people during their explorations in dangerous times in harsh but fragile environments. More often, the knoweldge of indigenous people has been overlooked. One hundred years later, researchers working in the North have often made the same mistakes by discounting Indigenous and local knowledge. Climate researchers are modern explorers attempting to learn from the knowledge, ancient and contemporary, held by Northern people which may yet ensure our survival. This Stefansson Memorial Lecture will introduce some of the emerging findings from that research that may help those of us in lower latitudes to prepare for, respond to and survive dramatic changes in the social-ecological systems upon which we depend.

Leslie King is Professor of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University in Canada. She holds degrees from the University of British Columbia, York University, University of Toronto and the London School of Economics.

When: Wed. 12/5, 3:30PM
Where: CMU 120
Reception to follow in CMU 202

Lecture sponsors: UW Scandinavian Studies; Stefansson Institute for Arctic Studies, Akureyri, Iceland; UW Canadian Studies — Arctic Studies and Intl Relations, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; UW Future of Ice Initiative; Institute for Arctic Studies – Dickey Center – Dartmouth College

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WDRP Undergraduate Applications Now Open for Winter 2019!

The Washington Directed Reading Program (WDRP) is a new initiative from the Mathematics Department, which launched in Fall 2018. WDRP is modeled after successful Directed Reading Programs (DRPs) at other universities around the country.

This program pairs interested undergraduate students (from all mathemetical and personal backgrounds) with mathematics graduate student mentors to embark on a quarter-long independent reading project. We also encourage participation from women and underrepresented minority groups. We expect to have around 10 projects in Winter 2019. Applications will be open until December 10 at 5:00 pm, and applicants notified byJanuary 7 at the latest. To apply, go to sites.uw.edu/wdrp/applications

The main components of the program are as follows:

  • Start-of-quarter kickoff event, including an introduction to the program and time to mingle with other undergraduate and graduate students.
  • One-on-one weekly meetings between undergraduate student mentees and graduate student mentors, to discuss the readings.
  • End-of-quarter presentations by undergraduate students on topics selected from their readings.

In addition, 1 credit (CR/NC) as Math 398 is available to undergraduate students participating in and successfully completing the program. Note that you will not be able to sign up for this credit until after you have applied for and been accepted into the program, at which time we will provide further information about enrolling.

For more information and some sample projects, please see our website  sites.uw.edu/wdrp. Feel free to ask any other questions by sending an email to wdrp@uw.edu.

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Ethnoforestry Work Party Today 12-2pm

We are hosting another ethnoforestry work party tomorrow! On Friday, November 30th from 12-2pm we will be working at our ethnoforestry site on main campus in the green space behind Paccar and Dempsey Halls. We will mainly be removing invasive species, primarily English ivy, from the site and prepping it for planting in the winter. No experience is required and we will provide all the tools and gloves!

Contact:

Courtney Bobsin

PhD Student

Olympic Natural Resources Center

School of Environmental & Forest Sciences

University of Washington

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Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities at Nebraska

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We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

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Summer 2019 research programs include:

Applied Plant Systems

Bioenergy Systems

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Minority Health Disparities

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction

Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

Redox Biology

Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments

Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome

Unmanned Systems

Virology

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer Research Program »

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Movement Class Tonight + Free // Presented by the Q Center

We want to invite you to a FREE, drop-in Movement Fundamental Class happening tonight from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at HUB 334.

Here is the Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/698292253882390/

See below for more information and the poster attached:

The Q Center at the University of Washington is excited to have David Rue teach a Movement Fundamentals class.

A FREE, drop-in movement class with specific emphasis on using the body to cultivate joy and healing through physical awareness and body exploration. Movement Fundamentals is based on the practical application of alignment, space, time and energy. This class will deepen understanding of pelvic mobility, muscular tonality, joint articulation, clarity of intent, musicality, stretch, strength, and stamina. Rooted in joy and personal growth, the class consists of in-place warm-ups, specific technical exercises, and dance phrases applying the technique addressed.

ALL experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Times Offered (All times at HUB 334):

  • Monday, November 26, 2018
    • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Monday, December 3, 2018
    • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

David Rue is a dance artist born in Liberia and raised in Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of individualized studies that combined Journalism, English, and Dance. From 2011-2015, he performed with TU Dance (directed by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands) in St. Paul, MN where he danced the works of Dwight Rhoden, Camille A. Brown, Greg Dolbashian, Katrin Hall, and Uri Sands. He has performed with Seattle based choreographers Dani Tirrell, Zoe Scofield, and Ella Mahler. David holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University and works as the Public Engagement Associate at Seattle Art Museum.

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You’re invited! Webinar exploring housing as a lever for health (December 13th)

Health Policy Research Scholars
Housing—how it is built, renovated, and maintained—plays a vital role in supporting, or hindering, individual and community health and well-being.

Join The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Leadership for Better Health and Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) programs for a webinar exploring the intersection between housing and health. You’ll hear the latest thinking from a variety of thought leaders who are looking at the issue of housing and health from different angles, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11 a.m. ET.
This link will also allow you to add the webinar to your calendar.

Adrianne Todman, CEO of the National Organization of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, will moderate a panel of program participants, including:

  • Steve Barlow, JD, MA, who, along with his teammates in the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program, is exploring how housing code enforcement interventions in Memphis, Tennessee, can prevent decay of urban areas, and keep communities safe and healthy.
  • Omolara Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, who, along with her teammates in the Clinical Scholars program, is collaborating with a health system in New York City to incorporate questions about housing into patients’ regular health screenings.
  • Evidence for Action researcher Bruce Tonn, PhD, who has evaluated how low-income housing units weatherized with “Extreme Energy Makeovers” in Knoxville, Tennessee, have saved energy, reduced environmental impact, and improved residents’ health.
  • Systems for Action researcher Ricardo Basurto-Dávila, PhD, MSc., who is studying, with his research partner, how providing permanent supportive housing impacts the health of people who have been homeless.

We hope you’ll join us on December 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. ET. Thank you!

Health Policy Research Scholars
National Program Center
2175 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-4369
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