Walter Niles Promoted to Director of Minority Health in Florida

We are pleased to announce that Walter Niles has accepted a new position as the Director of Minority Health/ Closing the Gap Administrator in the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity. The position is based in Tallahassee but he travels through out the state.
A Tampa native, Walter Niles knows all the who’s who in the Tampa Bay area and has nominated several of the couples chosen as Power Couple of the Year.
In this position, Walter will oversee health equity initiatives for the ‘Closing the Gap’ grant program and Florida Healthy Babies. Projects funded through the Closing the Gap grant program help stimulate the development of community and neighborhood-based organizations to improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic populations and promote disease prevention activities.
Walter has extensive experience working with local, state and community partners in the area of health equity. He comes to the state office from the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County where he led the establishment of the first county level Office of Health Equity in a local health department.
Walter has supervised or worked in multiple local program areas, including Healthy Start, dental health, family planning, and STD surveillance and control. He also managed activities for local accreditation, quality improvement, and community health assessment and improvement planning activities. This experience will allow for Walter to bring to his new position a broad, local level understanding of Department programs and activities that touch the issue of health equity. Walter Niles has a Bachelor’s degree in business and a Master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix and a public health leadership certification from the University of South Florida.

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