Janna West Kowalski

Action Learning Coach

Janna is an Action Learning Coach at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Janna’s role is to provide strategic guidance to communities that want to put the County Health Rankings into action to improve health and advance equity. She is part of a team that develops online tools to connect communities to evidence-informed strategies and community change resources, fosters peer learning and connections, delivers knowledge and skill building sessions, and recognizes and celebrates health improvement.
Janna lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she has over 20 years of experience in public health. Prior to joining County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Janna was the Coordinator of Training and Professional Development in the Center for Public Health Practice and an Instructor for the Graduate Program at the Colorado School of Public Health. In addition to teaching Foundations of Public Health Practice, she was responsible for workforce development. This role included providing training, technical assistance and consultation to public health professionals. Prior to coming to the Colorado School of Public Health in 2009, Janna spent nine years working in local public health. She managed a team that coordinated chronic disease and tobacco prevention and control initiatives. Janna also previously served as an instructor and internship coordinator at Colorado State University in the Health and Exercise Science Department. Janna is passionate about local public health and currently serves on the Larimer County Board of Health.
Janna received a Master of Science from Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University.

Contact Janna at janna.west-kowalski@chrr.wisc.edu.

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