Health official is national leader

first_imgo Previously: John Wiesman was elected vice president of the national association of public health officials in 2010.o What’s new: After serving as president-elect in 2011, Wiesman became president last week.o What’s next: Goals include looking at how public health will be part of implementing the Affordable Care Act.Expanding partnerships will be essential as public health agencies try to make a bigger impact with fewer resources, Clark County Director John Wiesman told a national conference of health officials Friday.Wiesman was installed as president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials during last week’s annual conference in Los Angeles.In a news release that previewed his speech, Wiesman noted that Clark County Public Health has lost half its staff and 40 percent of its budget in recent years.“By transitioning some essential services to community partners, we’re now in a better position to make changes at the community and policy levels that can have a greater impact on improving the community’s health,” Wiesman said.Report on county effortsDuring the conference, Wiesman did an online interview with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and discussed how some of those ideas have been implemented in Southwest Washington.last_img

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