Janna West Kowalski


jannawestkowalski-80x80Janna West Kowalski is a Community Coach at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Janna’s role is to provide strategic guidance to communities that want to put the County Health Rankings into action for community health improvement.

Janna has over 20 years of public health experience. Most recently, she was responsible for providing training and workforce development opportunities for public health professionals and graduate students through the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. She provided training, technical assistance and consultation to local public health professionals involved in tobacco control, community health assessment and community health improvement planning. Janna is passionate about community and currently serves on the Larimer County Board of Health.

Prior to working at the Colorado School of Public Health, Janna spent nine years in local public health. She managed a team that coordinated chronic disease and tobacco prevention and control initiatives. Janna also previously served as an instructor and internship coordinator at Colorado State University in the Health and Exercise Science Department

Janna received a Master of Science from Oregon State University’s Department of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University. She is a graduate of the RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training Program (2006) and served as a RIHEL Coach in 2012.