Prevention and Community Health

The Prevention and Community Health Division (PDF) supports the Department of Health's mission by collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities. We work to prevent disease and promote a healthy start, healthy choices, and access to services. The division employees work in two primary locations and at local health departments, to deliver public health services statewide.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary provides leadership and support to all programs and services that are part of the Prevention and Community Health Division. Internally, we work closely with division staff, other divisions, and the Office of the Secretary to fulfill this role. Externally, we partner with other state agencies, local health, and key stakeholder groups to support our mission to protect and improve the health of people in Washington.

Michele Roberts
Assistant Secretary

Stephanie Dunkel
Deputy Assistant Secretary