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Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Committee Members

Winston Wong, MD, MS, FAAFP


Medical Director, Community Benefit
Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Dr. Wong leads Kaiser Permanente’s efforts in developing and cultivating community partnerships that address the needs of the underserved and the pursuit of health equity. At Kaiser Permanente, he guides investments and partnerships to support the country’s community health centers, public hospitals and public health systems, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of population management strategies and the elimination of health disparities. From 1993 – 2003, Dr. Wong served as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, achieving the rank of Captain, and serving in various roles in the Region IX Office of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Wong is a notable national authority in areas of cultural competence and health disparities. He co-chaired the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Cultural Competence, which led to a framework for the adoption of culturally competent practices among the nation’s health care providers. An active participant in the work of National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Wong serves on its Committee on Population Health and Public Health Practice, and in 2016 was named the Chairperson of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the AT Still School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015.

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