By Coral Garnick
University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce is challenging the people and companies in the Puget Sound area to come up with solutions to improve the health of people in the region and across the country.
She announced Tuesday she is creating a population health leadership council. The group will be charged with developing a 25-year vision for making the UW and the Puget Sound region a global hub for improving population health.
"We start by doubling down on our commitment to reducing health disparities here and around the globe," Cauce said in a speech delivered at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus Tuesday. "There is no reason that your place of birth should determine the likely date of your death, or that your race or ethnicity should predestine you to greater suffering."