Managed Care Quality Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Danielle Washington is a Managed Care Quality Specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). She coordinates the development and implementation of the Quality Management strategy and DHS efforts related to the objective of monitoring and improvement of managed care programs. In her position, Danielle develops an overall quality strategy, quality standards, and performance measures to evaluate individual managed care plans, initiatives, and the overall program. In 2020, Danielle earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. During her MPH program, Danielle served as a Wellness Ambassador for the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, where she created resources surrounding disparities in Wisconsin’s Black maternal-child health outcomes. Additionally, she was and continues to be involved in food security initiatives and community organizing. Danielle has a wealth of public health research knowledge and experience in colorectal cancer screening, STD recidivism, latent tuberculosis infection monitoring, early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes prevention. However, Danielle is most passionate about addressing the structural determinants of health, incorporating her art skills in dissemination of research findings, and using art as a medium to bring awareness to social issues. For leisure, Danielle enjoys going on adventures with her two-year old daughter, Victoria, traveling, visiting art galleries, creating art, and being in nature.