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Ms. Carolyn Ham

Strategic Partners Program Supervisor,
Washington State Department of Health

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Washington State Department of Health
Olympia, WA

Ms. Carolyn Ham


Strategic Partners Program Supervisor,
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 am currently pursuing 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 Older Adult Falls Prevention Specialist within Injury and Violence Prevention. In this role, I lead our state's falls prevention coalition and oversee implementation of 'Finding Our Balance: Washington State Action Plan for Older Adult Falls Prevention."

Education

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

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Current Student- MPH
Public Health - Current Student
2019 To

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

Job History

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

Areas Of Expertise

  • Physical Therapy
  • Safety

Discipline

  • Public Health