Blishda Lacet – Bio

Blishda Lacet works for the Seattle King County Public Health Department. Blishda Lacet is currently the Unit Manager of the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Unit within the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section at Public Health Seattle & King County. Ms. Lacet was the Program Manager and later the Program Director and Principle Investigator of the Seattle and King County REACH program (REACH) at Public Health Seattle & King County. The REACH program worked as part of a coalition to eliminate diabetes-related health disparities among African Americans, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, and Latinos/Hispanics.  The strategy used included culturally tailored diabetes “train the trainer” modules, as well as community mobilization around organizational and environmental changes. Ms. Lacet provides expertise to the planning, implementation, policy activities and evaluation processes of the HEAL Unit. Ms. Lacet is also the past Chair of the Washington State Diabetes Network Leadership Team (LT) and the Vice Chair of the National REACH Coalition’s Board. Ms. Lacet holds a Bachelors of Science in Social Psychology from Tufts University in Medford MA., a Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health, and an MBA from Babson College, Olin Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, MA.

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