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Ciana Creighton

Bloomberg Fellow

Ciana Creighton serves as the Chief of Staff to the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services in the District of Columbia Government. In this position, Ciana plays a key role in both managing the policy and program operations of the Deputy Mayor’s Office as well as being the lead liaison and partner to the District’s seven health and human services agencies and the executive branch. Ciana oversees the budget, policy, and advises the Deputy Mayor on a range of health-related matters. Health and human services comprise the largest component of the Mayor’s budget totaling more than $5 billion, an indication of both longstanding health disparities and a commitment to addressing the chasms to realize health equity.

As a former Bloomberg alumna, Ciana utilizes her Master of Public Policy, health disparities and inequalities and community based public health training to offer a public health approach to health policy both strategically and impacting implementation. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services supports the Mayor in coordinating a comprehensive system of benefits, goods and services across multiple agencies to ensure that children, youth and adults, with and without disabilities, can lead healthy and meaningful lives.

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