2016 WSPHA Annual Conference

New Horizons for Public Health - 2016 WSPHA Annual Conference




Dr. Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD

Dr. Sanne Magnan, MD, PhD

Dr. Magnan is currently co-chair of the National Academy of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement. She is a board-certified internist with an MD and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Minnesota. She was named one of the 100 Influential Health Care Leaders by Minnesota Physician magazine in 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2006-2007 and 2011-2016, Dr. Magnan was President and CEO of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement. Between 2007-2010, she was the appointed Commissioner of Health for the Minnesota Department of Health where she had significant responsibility for implementation of Minnesota’s 2008 health reform legislation, including the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and standardized quality reporting.


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Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA

Ms. Echo-Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma) was born in the heart of Alaska where she was raised with indigenous values of giving, respect for all and love. These values have directed her work in research, social justice and equity. Specializing in facilitating cross-cultural partnerships, Ms. Echo-Hawk has been an integral part of establishing health research projects and public health initiatives with rural and urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the United States. Her work incorporates core principles and activities around community partners engagement, research, education and capacity-building for under-served people, infrastructure development, and sharing research results in a way that recognizes and respects the unique cultural contexts of the community.


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Jay Manning, JD

Jay Manning, JD

Mr. Manning rejoined Cascadia Law Group in 2011 after more than six years as Director of the Washington Department of Ecology and Governor Gregoire’s Chief of Staff. His law practice focuses on environmental and energy matters. As Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2011, Mr. Manning worked to address budgetary and public policy challenges facing state government. As Director at the Department of Ecology from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Manning focused on managing the state’s water resources to bring Puget Sound back to good health by 2020. Mr. Manning co-chaired the Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification in 2012, which led to an Executive Order directing the states’s effort for a coordinated, regional response. Mr. Manning is Board Chair for Washington Environmental Council, Vice Chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council and serves on the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees.


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Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH

Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH 


Dr. Wiesman has been the appointed Secretary of Health for Washington State since 2013. With more than 22 years of local public health experience Dr. Wiesman focuses on whole systems approaches to improving health. Major efforts now underway at the Department of Health under Dr. Wiesman’s leadership include: End AIDS Washington, developing the Healthiest Next Generation, identifying and funding Foundational Public Health Services, implementing the Governor’s executive order reducing suicides and preventing firearm injuries and deaths, and addressing the public health impacts of climate change. Dr. Wiesman has also been instrumental in leading Washington State’s initiatives to transform the health delivery system to improve population health, known as Healthier Washington.


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2016 WSPHA Annual Conference Presentations

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