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Ms. Carolyn Ham

Strategic Partners Program Manager,
Washington State Department of Health

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Washington State Department of Health
Olympia, WA

Ms. Carolyn Ham


Strategic Partners Program Manager,
Washington State Department of Health

Bio

I'm passionate about increasing public health's role in healthy aging, and opening up avenues for population level interventions that will increase quality of life for older adults.

My main interest areas are falls, healthcare-acquired infections, elder abuse, connecting clinical and community services and bridging the gap between research and practice in community health.

I recently completed my Masters in Public Health - Public Health Practice and a Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy and Public Health through the online program at University of Massachusetts -Amherst.

I work full time at the Washington State Department of Health as the Strategic Partners Program Supervisor in the Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Section. In this position I lead a team that conducts focused outreach to healthcare and long-term care partners to help them prevent and control infections in their settings.

Education

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
MPH, Graduate Certificate in Aging, Policy and Public Health, 2021
Public Health, Aging, Policy
2019 To 2021
Dissertation: Capstone: Infection Control in Small Residential Care Facilities

North Shore Community College
Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
AS, PTA, 2012
Physical Therapist Assistant
2010 To 2012

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington, United States
BA, 2008
International Political Economy, Comparative Sociology
2004 To 2008

Job History

Washington State Department of Health
Strategic Partners Program Supervisor
WA, United States
September 2020 - present

Washington State Department of Health
Older Adult Falls Prevention Specialist
Olympia, WA, United States
May 2017 - present

Areas Of Expertise

  • Disease Epidemiology: Other
  • Education: Service Providers
  • Falls
  • Government
  • Government: State Government
  • Long-Term Care: Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Safety

Discipline

  • Public Health