Laura Brennan, MSW
100 Million Healthier Lives Leadership Team
Laura Brennan, MSW, has supported communities throughout the United States to create coordinated systems of care that ensure better health for all people at less cost for over twenty years. Laura is committed to meaningful engagement of all stakeholders including those who are most impacted by the existing systems of care. Laura supported rural Oregon communities to innovate and transform their systems of care while serving as the Community Affairs Senior Manager at CareOregon, a non-profit health plan that serves people enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare. Laura also worked for PacificSource Health Plans as their Community Development and Policy Director as well as the Executive Director of their Charitable Foundation. In addition, Laura worked for the State of Oregon in a variety of public policy and community health and development positions. Each of her roles with the state government allowed her to support communities to develop “models that work” in improving access to services that promote health. Currently, Laura is an independent contractor where she supports community health improvement efforts. She also is the Co-Chair of the 100 Million Healthier Lives Leadership Team. 100 Million Healthier Lives is an ambitious initiative for health, conceived and co-created by a diverse, cross-sector coalition that is committed to an unprecedented collaboration of change agents pursuing an unprecedented result: 100 Million People Living Healthier Lives by 2020. Laura’s passion for justice, equity, and culturally competent health and social services has inspired and guided her to be involved with a myriad of valuable efforts including serving on the Board of Directors of Communities Joined in Action, and prior positions as President of the Oregon Public Health Association and co-chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Statewide Cultural Diversity Committee. Laura looks forward to continuing to share her professional expertise and personal commitment in order to improve access to timely, quality and affordable services that promote health and eliminate health inequities.