Reede Scholar Felicia Collins, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, has been promoted to Rear Admiral (O-7) in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S Public Health Service (USPHS).
The College of Medicine has partnered with researchers from the WSU College of Arts and Sciences as well as community-based clinicians and practices to form Northwest Health Education and Research Outcomes Network (NW HERON).
NW HERON’s mission is to improve the quality of clinical care and ameliorate health disparities in communities across Washington state and its bordering states.
We also are excited to welcome two new members to the team: Dr. Patrik Johansson and Cole Allick, MHA. Dr. Johansson, an expert in rural health and interprofessional training, will serve as the Director of NW HERON. Colle Allick of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians brings rural and tribal strategic healthcare consulting experience and will serve as Tribal Liaison/NW HERON Coordinator.
In the months ahead you can expect to receive an online survey seeking to identify health care priorities of primary care sites. Your input will be much appreciated as it will help inform the development of NW HERON.