About Prevention Policy & Practice Group | Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Prevention Policy & Practice Group (3PG)

We design, implement, and evaluate programs and policies that advance whole health at the individual and population levels. Our work has been applied in a range of settings including: health care, communities, and the not-for-profit, private, and governmental sectors.

We address complex problems using a client-centered and integrated approach to:

  • Advance a whole health perspective in medicine and public health
  • Foster effective linkages between health care and public health
  • Catalyze systems change
  • Foster performance improvement
  • Develop programs and policies in prevention
  • Conduct engaged, applied research to improve health and well-being
  • Build strategic plans and develop leaders

Our Work at a Glance

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Meet the Team
  • Desiree Backman, Dr. PH., M.S., R.D.


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  • Neal Kohatsu, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M.

    Health Strategist

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  • Camlyn McCracken, B.S.

    Community Liaison

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  • Crystie Dao, M.S.

    Communications Specialist

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  • Julia Fleuret, M.P.H.

    Clinical Epidemiologist 

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  • Xinran Dhaliwal, M.P.H.

    Quality Improvement Specialist

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  • Liane Winter, B.S.

    Quality Improvement Specialist

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