Policy and Advocacy - Testimony

DCPCA CEO Jacqueline Bowens enthusiastically supported the confirmation of Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt as the Director of Department of Health.  CEO Bowens reflected on Dr. Nesbitt’s track record as the Director of Public Health in Louisville as well as her prior experience with the DC Department of Health and her focus on the social determinants of health to improve the health of all DC residents.  Ms. Bowens also spoke to goals shared by DCPCA and Dr. Nesbitt includinga robust health information exchange that includes ambulatory, hospital, and public health data; an assessment of primary and specialty care needs and capacity; and a primary care patient-centered medical home for every District resident.

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