Phoenix

City of Phoenix names first Public Health Advisor

Nicole Dupuis-Witt is becoming a member of the City’s management group on Oct. 17 as its first Public Health Advisor.

PHOENIX — The City of Phoenix has introduced {that a} new position is becoming a member of the management group. Nicole Dupuis-Witt will probably be becoming a member of the City as its first Public Health Advisor. 

City officers stated that the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the necessity to deliver public well being information to the town on a everlasting full-time foundation.

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In the Monday morning announcement, City Manager Jeff Barton stated the next:

“The addition of public health expertise to our leadership team strengthens our ability to address public health needs across the City. Public health is a central tenant to many of the City’s top priorities including heat response and mitigation, housing and homelessness, food systems, senior services, transportation and more. I am confident that Nicole’s experience and data-driven approach will further position Phoenix as a resilient and prosperous place to live, work and play.”  

Dupuis-Witt is bringing greater than 15 years of expertise to the position. Most lately, she served as Chief Executive Officer for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in Ontario, Canada through the top of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The metropolis additionally credited Dupuis-Witt with main responses to points just like the opioid disaster, group meals insecurity, psychological well being service, and extra.

Dupuis-Witt obtained her undergraduate diploma from the University of Arizona, and says that she’s excited to return to Arizona and be part of the group on the City of Phoenix.

The new advisor position was authorized by the Phoenix City Council in April 2022. Dupuis-Witt will probably be assuming office because the City’s first public well being advisor on Oct. 17.

You can read the city’s full announcement here.

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