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Kathleen O'Leary Receives Award

Kathleen O'Leary, RN, MPH, receives lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Public Health Association.
Kathleen O'Leary Receives Award

Kathleen O'Leary, RN, MPH

Kathleen O'Leary, RN, MPH, receives lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Public Health Association.

October 29, 2013

Kathleen O’Leary, RN, MPH, recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Public Health Association in recognition of her many contributions to public health. O’Leary will be retiring later this year from her position as Public Health Division Manager for Washington County, Oregon. She has worked in public health for over 30 years at both the state and local level.

O’Leary has been active in NWCPHP activities through the years. She has been a speaker and a panelist at the annual Summer Institute for Public Health Practice. She has served as a peer reviewer for Northwest Public Health, a journal produced by NWCPHP and funded by the UW School of Public Health. O’Leary has also been a participant in the Community Advisory Board—a group of public health practitioners that has met multiple times to discuss practice-based research with NWCPHP researchers.

O’Leary says, “The NWCPHP is a vital regional resource for education, leadership and other public health workforce development for us all. I am so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with their skilled staff as they work to improve the quantity and quality of the public health workforce.”

After retiring from her role as Public Health Division Manager, O’Leary plans to stay involved with public health through projects in Washington County, Oregon, and elsewhere.

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