Janna West Kowalski
COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS & ROADMAPS – COMMUNITY COACH –
Janna 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 provides strategic guidance and coaching 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. Prior to joining County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Janna was the Coordinator of Training and Professional Development in the Center for Public Health Practice and an Instructor for the Graduate Program at the Colorado School of Public Health. In addition to teaching Foundations of Public Health Practice, she was responsible for public health workforce development. Prior to working for the Colorado School of Public Health, Janna spent nearly a decade in local public health. She managed a team that coordinated chronic disease and tobacco prevention and control initiatives. Janna is passionate about local public health and currently serves as President of the Larimer County Board of Health.
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 2011-2012 and 2016-2017.
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