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Governor Appoints WHA’s Rose to State Public Health Council

June 25, 2019

Laura Rose, WHA Vice President for Policy Development, has been appointed by Governor Tony Evers to the Wisconsin Public Health Council. Rose will serve as a health care provider representative, and succeeds Mike Wallace, CEO of Fort Healthcare. She brings to the Council her knowledge of the health care continuum through her work with WHA on post-acute care, dental access, and physician reimbursement issues, as well as her experience serving the Legislature as Deputy Director of the nonpartisan Wisconsin Legislative Council.

The charge to the Public Health Council is to advise the Department of Health Services (DHS), Governor, Legislature, and the public on progress in implementing DHS’ 10-year public health plan and coordination of responses to public health emergencies. The Council includes health care consumers, health care providers, health professions educators, local health departments and boards, public safety agencies, and the Public Health Advisory Committee within DHS. Rose will begin her service immediately.

For questions regarding the Public Health Council and WHA’s role in advising DHS, contact Laura Rose.

This story originally appeared in the June 25, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter