Turning great ideas into healthier communities

Susan Watson, MPH

Susan Watson is the Program Director for the CA4Health community of practice to advance chronic disease prevention and health equity across California. She also works on projects with local health departments on accreditation and strategic planning and managed PHI’s Community Transformation Grant Initiative. Her career has prioritized working on issues related to equity, community health, and the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities. Previously, Watson worked at Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) on asthma disparities, and at the University of California, San Francisco and California Department of Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Control Branch on reproductive health issues. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation for Community Improvement. Watson holds a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Capacity Building & Training

With diverse public health programs spanning the globe, PHI understands how strong leadership and organizational management can enhance the success...

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Health Equity & Social Justice

Our health and wellbeing are directly impacted by our community environments. Unfortunately, not all environments are designed to promote and suppo...

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Population Health

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is critical. Yet health is also heavily determined by factors outside the doctor’s office, fro...

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Social Determinants of Health

Malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger often go hand-in-hand with obesity and chronic disease. Many vulnerable families live in neighborhoods tha...

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