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Former CHSIERP Staff Member Joins the WPRN


Evan Auerbach, MHA joined the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice team in the fall of 2015. As a Graduate Research Assistant, he worked on all grant initiatives supporting the Center until he graduated this June with his Master's of Health Administration.

Evan has now joined the WWAMI Practice Transformation Network (WPRN) as a Project Manager under Director of Care Management, Van Chaudhari. The WPRN is a collaborative group of over 50 primary care clinics.primary care practices in the five-state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) committed to research and practice improvement. The WPRN’s diversity of geography and practice type allows it to reach many rural and underserved populations.

Evan will be organizing several workgroups for the Primary Care Innovations project that will be on-going in the UW Medicine system over the next two years. His focus will be on assisting the primary care leaders with implementing processes and tools to adapt to population health management. He's most interested in helping them with "prioritizing primary care for the first time and implementing tools to help primary care providers shift from providing episodic care to helping patients maintain good health. "

"Much of this work parallels the work CHSIE has been doing," Evan shared. "I am fortunate I had the opportunity to work with the [CHSIERP] team because I can use the experience and lessons learned to help make the Primary Care Innovations work successful."

The Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice team wishes Evan great success in his new position. 

For more information about the WWAMI Practice Transformation Network, click here.