Focus Area: Obesity & The Food System
Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
Kaitlyn is the Special Assistant for Policy, Sustainability, and Development with the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation in the Northern Mariana Islands. Kaitlyn works to improve existing programs and service delivery, and plans, analyzes and evaluates current and evidence-based best practices in health policies and programs for system development. Kaitlyn is involved in educating policymakers and government official on issues of health care financing and health disparities and serves as the Center’s legislative liaison.
The Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, originally established in 1978 as the Department of Public Health and Environmental Services, has responsibility for the island’s only hospital, a community health center, ancillary health services such as pharmacy, laboratory and radiology. CHCC is responsible for all public health functions and programs for the territory.