Lou Schmitz, BS, GCPH. Ms. Lou Schmitz has over 29 years of service in Indian healthcare and tribal public health. Her areas of experience in Indian country include public health emergency preparedness and response, cross-jurisdictional collaboration, tribal health department management, electronic health record implementation, patient-centered care delivery, health programs planning and design, community based participatory research, healthcare reform, quality assurance, data management, and grant development. She has designed and successfully implemented programs and quality assurance measures for various clinical, prevention, and community health services.
Ms. Schmitz was one of the tribal health department representatives to collaborate in developing the groundbreaking Olympic Regional Tribal Public Health Mutual Aid Agreement in 2010. As a NextGen Certified Professional and NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert, Ms. Schmitz managed the implementation of a health information management system for a Washington tribe, receiving the National NextGen Best Practice Award for Excellence.
Ms. Schmitz is an alumnus of the University of Washington School of Public Health, and the Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute. She is an Affiliate Instructor for the University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health.
Lou is a member of AIHC’s team of consultants, and serves as lead consultant for the Commission’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness projects. firstname.lastname@example.org