Health Equity Institute Director
Rhode Island Department of Health
Providence, Rhode Island
Deborah Garneau, MA is the Director of the Health Equity Institute and Title V Maternal and Child Health / Special Needs Director at the RI Department of Health. In this position she is responsible to advance RIDOH’s health equity priorities, identify and address health disparities and shepherd a sustained platform for the advancement of equity in RI through strategic investments, technical assistance, engagement, messaging, and public policy. Ms. Garneau leads the Health Equity Institute in administering community contracts in refugee health, minority health, health equity zones, maternal and child health, and disabilities and health. She provides leadership to addressing the social, environmental and economic determinants of health affecting vulnerable populations and ensuring health disparities are identified and systematically addressed throughout RIDOH programs. Ms Garneau served as a mental health clinician and administrator with at-risk children and their families prior to state service.
Monday, March 11
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM