Serving as program development manager for the Network’s National Office, Carrie McLachlan supports Network program development and fundraising initiatives as well as implementation of the Network’s sustainability plan. Before joining the Network, Carrie lived in Washington and worked for two local health jurisdictions as a population health manager and managed assessment and healthy community teams. In these roles she was extensively involved in community health assessment, engagement and improvement planning, grantwriting and project management. She was very active statewide in the areas of foundational public health services, accreditation and standards. She has also worked for hospitals, academia and a healthcare think tank. Carrie earned a B.A in social work from Bethel University and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. Her Master’s studies focused on health care policy & research and non-profit administration.

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National Minority Health Month: Raising Awareness and Encouraging Action to Address Health Disparities

Law & Policy InsightsCOVID-19 and Health EquityMechanisms for Advancing Health Equity

April 21, 2021
by April Shaw, Carrie McLachlan, Dawn Hunter and Mathew R. Swinburne

Several universities across the U.S. have announced plans to require students to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before heading back to campus for the fall semester. Brown, Cornell, Duke, Northeastern, and Rutgers are among them. Some institutions of higher learning, like Virginia Tech, have determined that they cannot require vaccinations because of the vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) status, but this stance rests on shaky legal grounds.

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