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Sue Grinnell, MPH, is the Director of the Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL). Sue has over 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions and the local and state levels working to address complex issues such as trauma and resilience, chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health.

Sue holds deep knowledge and experience in governmental public health with a passion for utilizing various innovative participatory leadership practices including the Art of Hosting, Theory U and Design Thinking.

Her current work focuses on multi stakeholder collaboratives , most specifically Accountable Communities for/of Health with partners who come together to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. PHIL supports their deepened capacity for collaboratives to navigate the complex waters of population health.

Prior to her work at PHI, Sue held various positions at the Washington State Department of Health; Serving as the Special Assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, State Chronic Disease Director, State Maternal and Child Health Director, Director of the Office of Healthy Communities. Prior to this time she served as the Director of Cowlitz County Health Department based in Longview, WA.

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