Laurie Francis BSN, MPH

Executive Director, Partnership Health Center

Laurie has been working in health care for the past 20+ years, pursuing strategies to improve health and wellbeing in individuals and communities, systemically. After working in critical care, she founded a community health center (medical, dental, behavioral health, education) 21 years ago. Related to this work and more recent exposures, she has given numerous talks concerning patient centeredness, staff engagement, organizational alignment, health literacy, social determinants, and measurement systems that drive improvement. Publications are in the areas of health literacy, outcomes, and self-efficacy. Laurie now resides in Missoula, Montana and serves as Executive Director of Partnership Health Center. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s in human biology from Stanford, a bachelor’s in Nursing at Montana State University, and an MPH from the University of Washington.