07 October 2015

World AIDS Day Breakfast

Thursday - December 1, 2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Registration Opens at 7:30am
More than thirty years into a worldwide epidemic, HIV/AIDS has had an undeniable impact on our community. While the number of new cases has declined, hundreds of people in our community are still diagnosed with HIV every year. More than 12,000 people are living with HIV in Washington state, 60% of whom live in King County. Since the start of the epidemic, more than 6,500 people in Washington state have died as a result of the disease.

19 October 2016

Our Keynote Speaker John Wiesman


John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, was appointed secretary of health by Governor Jay Inslee and joined the Department of Health in April 2013. He’s an accomplished transformational leader with more than 22 years of local public health experience and focuses on whole systems approaches to improving health.
John has been passionate about public health since reading a 1983 Time magazine article about disease detectives tracking Legionnaires ’ disease, toxic shock syndrome, and HIV. It was the impetus for him to enter the profession.
He has worked in four local public health departments in Washington and Connecticut and now serves as the Washington State Secretary of Health. He started his public health career in Connecticut in 1986 and was in its first group trained to provide HIV counseling and testing services.