Sue Grinnell, MPH, is Director of Business Strategy and Technology at PHI's Population Health Innovation Lab (PHIL). Grinnell joins PHI with 30 years of experience in public health, having held a variety of positions working to address issues such as chronic disease, access to prenatal care, and children’s health.
The mission of PHIL is to leverage PHI’s expertise and deep experience in population health to accelerate innovative investments, strategies and interventions that build healthier populations and realize a broad social and financial return.
Grinnell comes to PHI from the Washington State Department of Health, where she served as special assistant for Health Transformation and Innovation, and directed the departments of Chronic Disease and Maternal and Child Health as well as the Office of Healthy Communities. She also previously served as director for the Cowlitz County Health Department in Longview, Washington.
Center to Advance Community Health & Equity
The Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE) is housed at the Public Health Institute and has the expertise to help nonprofit hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders translate data into better community investments. A team of health experts, advocates, funders, and community members came together, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to develop CACHE. CACHE helps users interpret data from Community Benefit Insight, and couple it with existing tools and resources for strategic community benefit implementation.