2015 WSPHA Annual Conference

Partnerships and Innovation: A Public Health Imperative

WENATCHEE, OCTOBER 11-13: The 2015 conference aimed to incite dialogue and inspire action to transform the health of our communities and the people we serve across the lifespan.


View the 2015 Conference Program.

View the 2015 Conference Evaluation.



Dr. Camara Jones

Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Jones is President-Elect of the American Public Health Association and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). As a teacher, her allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss.


Showalter Middle School

Students from Showalter Middle School

Tukwila Washington is home to the most diverse school district in the nation. The community faces poverty, homelessness, language and cultural barriers, and many other obstacles. Students from Showalter Middle School shared stories about taking success into their own hands through the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. They have banded together to create a positive learning community where they hold each other to high standards, challenge one another, and aim for college readiness and success, health and happiness, in a global society.



Heather Weiner

Heather Weiner, JD

Heather Weiner is a political and messaging consultant with more than 20 years of experience in strategic management of issue and election-related campaigns. Her recent projects include campaigns for economic justice, such as 15 For Seattle, raising state revenue for essential public services including mental health care, advancing Washington’s film industry, and a public health and safety campaign for the Washington State Nurses Association.


Dr. John Weisman

Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH 

State of Washington’s Health

We are in a period of transformation. What is next for Washington? Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman discussed the State of Washington’s health and the opportunities and challenges for improving health for all people in all communities across the state.






2015 Annual Conference Sponsors