Dan Ferguson, MS
WA State Allied Health Center of Excellence

Dan Ferguson has over thirty years of experience in higher education, non-profit management, health care and human services. He has a real interest in organizational culture and change management. In Dan’s current role as the Director of the Washington State Allied Health Center of Excellence, he is working to assist the community college system in increasing its capacity to be responsive to the health workforce needs of the health care industry and to the communities that they mutually serve. On a personal note, Dan has lived in Washington state for over 20 years, loves international travel, particularly to Taiwan (ask him why) and is an avid tennis player.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Nationally, Community and Technical College health workforce programs produce a wide variety of health professionals who are essential to patient care and team functioning. This Conversation Café will dive into the key role these programs play in the systems of preparing our health professionals. How engaged are our large academic institutions with their local community colleges? What resources are in place to provide support to building the partnerships across the academic community? What models are in place that support IPEC curriculum and program development for community…
This interactive session includes a panel of speakers covering emerging state and national initiatives, projects, data, and the partnerships forming to achieve practice transformation. The presenters will highlight the work of Healthier Washington and specifically share the work of the practice transformation efforts of a regional accountable community of health. Facilitators will engage the audience in a discussion regarding the community, regional and statewide activities impacting health workforce and the efforts to align with the priorities of industry and community.Participants will…