Director, Health Equity and Emergency Preparedness Response, Illinois Primary Health Care Association
Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA)
Paula joined IPHCA in 2014 to lead the association’s efforts on health equity. Her work helps identify disparities in access to health coverage and finds resolutions to such issues. Over the last seven years Paula has worked closely with Illinois FQHCs to ensure their patients and community members have access to, and the ability to maintain, health coverage.
Prior to joining IPHCA, Paula served as the Coordinator of Public Health Education and Community Development at Macoupin County Public Health Department for 16 years. Her career in public health has focused on identifying service gaps through community needs assessments, developing programs to address identified needs and reaching vulnerable populations to reduce disparities and create access to services and healthcare.