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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Bruce Miyahara, MHA

Bruce Miyahara, MHA
Leadership Institute Faculty

Bruce Miyahara is a public health management consultant and works with NWCPHP as faculty for the Northwest Public Health & Primary Care Leadership Institute.

From 1993 to 1998, Bruce served as Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health during the development of its initial public health improvement plan. Prior to this role, Bruce was the Chief Administrative Officer and Deputy Director for Public Health - Seattle & King County, and held many program and division management positions during his 15-year tenure.

In the early 1970’s, Bruce was a founder and first Executive Director of the International District Community Health Center, which provides health services for the non-English speaking Asian population of King County. Bruce holds a Master of Health Administration from the University of Washington.

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Public health informatics
  • Management of state and local public health organizations
  • Health care administration
  • Public health education