NALHE Pacific Northwest Chapter
“Advancing Community Health through Diverse Leadership!”
Whether you are a world explorer looking for astonishing landscapes or an international business professional wishing to participate in our booming economy, the Pacific Northwest has abundant opportunities to offer you.
The Pacific Northwest (sometimes Cascadia, or simply abbreviated as PNW) is a geographic region in western North America bounded by its coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains to the east. Though no official boundary exists, the most common conception includes the U.S. states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The region’s largest metropolitan areas are Greater Seattle, Washington, with 4 million people; Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, with 2.64 million people; and Greater Portland, Oregon, with 2.5 million people. Lying along the Pacific Ocean, the states of Washington and Oregon possess, on top of stunning vistas, privileged access to global markets. 13 million people live in the Pacific Northwest, making for dynamic and eclectic communities.
Just as the Pacific Northwest’s geography and population, the Pacific Northwest’s economy is diversified, ranging from forestry and agriculture to state-of-the-art manufacturing and innovative information technology (IT). This region accounts for more than $250 billion in annual economic output and if ranked as a nation-state would be the 10th largest economy in the world.
There is great opportunity for healthcare innovation, system transformation and scaling of rural healthcare initiatives.
Get to Know the Pacific Northwest Chapter Leadership Board
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The purpose of this organization is to provide a framework to bring together Latin(o, a, as, os, x) and multicultural healthcare leaders and professionals, early careerists, students, local industry experts, community stakeholders, partners, sponsors, and affiliates as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect the representation of Latin(o, a, as, os, x) and multicultural individuals in healthcare leadership roles locally and regionally; to foster greater participation in the advancement of diversity and inclusion and health equity initiatives at a local level.
Support Latin(o, a, as, os, x) and multicultural individuals who are in healthcare to grow and advance professionally and demonstrate to each other and to the local/regional industry the increasing contributions made by Latin(o, a, as, os, x) and multicultural individuals within the healthcare management profession.
Encourage and provide tools for members to advance professionally and academically in the healthcare management profession.
Advocate for continued research, education and dissemination of information about Latin(o, a, as, os, x) and multicultural community health issues in the Pacific Northwest region.